Day: October 14, 2017

training run #1368

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Saturday 14 October, 07:08

17C, warm, sunny, windy.  Last long run of this marathon training schedule, 20 miles, to Chesterfield and back.

My aim was to warm up for 2 miles, then use TomTom watch to run around 8:25 min/mile for 16 miles, then cool down the last 2 miles home.

TomTom kept showing me slower live pace info, then the mile splits popped up showing I was running above target pace.  Felt OK though so carried on.

Mile splits, middle 16 miles above target pace

Had a Chia Charge flapjack and 500ml water.  Towards the end both adductors tightened and I lost a bit of form.  Think I’ll need to run the first 20 miles of marathon slower or the last 6 miles will be very slow.  Good for confidence though.  

Right heel niggled most, tightened up afterwards.

Distance:  20:08 miles

Time:  2:48:35

Avg pace:  8:24 min/mile

Calories:  2267

Trainers:  Brooks Cascadia

Wildlife:  1 heron, saw it at same spot out and back