Day: October 1, 2017

training run #1357

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Sunday 1 October, 07:05

15C, rain, grey, breezy.  A 20 mile run along the Trans Pennine Trail to Chesterfield and back.  Repeating the route I did 2 weeks ago.  

Had planned to warm up and run the middle 15/16 miles at a set pace, something comfortable.  But I found that my TomTom wasn’t giving me great pace data because of the trees along the TPT, so ran by feel and sort of just went for it.  Tried to see what I could do.  

Previously I’d been surprised by my time/pace and finished with a little bit left over.  This time I pushed on – seemed crazy fast on the outbound – and held on as long as I could.  Only the last mile was beyond my comfort zone, including the uphill bit returning home.  Finished on ‘empty’.

Had a Chia Charge flapjack and 500ml water.  Didn’t use other stuff I’d carried.  Only wore t-shirt and shorts, carried stuff in my trail backpack, and didn’t mind the rain which changed from light to moderate and back.

Pace chart from Strava

I don’t think I could maintain this pace for the full 26 miles, but who knows how I’ll feel on the day, and what condition my taper will leave me in. One more 20 miler planned in 2 weeks time.  

Noticed right heel and calf, as usual. Left knee niggle but not bad. Really pleased with splits/time/pace.

Distance:  20.08 miles

Time:  2:45:34  (PB – nearly 9 mins better)

Avg pace:  8:15 min/mile

Calories:  2252

Ascent:  636ft

Trainers:  Brooks Cascadia

Wildlife:  3 squirrels 

A great start to my #RunEveryDay

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