Month: June 2018

Round Sheffield Run 24/6/18

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Sunday, 9:02

Felt warm at the start and got hotter, 20-22C I think. Used this race as preparation for Ultimate Trails 55k, thought it’d be useful with its stage format. Running and climbing with ‘rest sections’ between stages that I can power walk. Mimics the Lake District with plenty of walking (for me).

I knew only a couple of parts of the course, was nice to see Sheffield from a new perspective. Felt good on the king of the mountain stage 2, passed a few competitors. And liked some of the descents, flying down the Limb Valley for example.

Would like to run this again next year, an enjoyable and challenging course.

Distance: 14.53 miles in total, stages & walking between

Time overall: 2:43:37

RSR overall timed stages: 1:50:53 (for 20km)

Average pace overall: 11:15 min/mile

Avg HR: 136bpm

Calories: 1612

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

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training run #1460

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Friday 22 June, 07:38

A warm sunny 4.5 mile loop to a nearby village. The trail on the way back was tough to find, ended up cutting through a country estate.

Distance: 4.53 miles

Time: 50:38

Avg HR: 133bpm

Calories: 516

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

training run #1459

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Tuesday 19 June, 08:28

A 6.5 mile run in a loop around the area where I’m camping. Quite a bit of ascent but plodded away nicely.

Sunny and warm, should have carried a drink.

Distance: 6.54 miles

Time: 1:11:08

Avg HR: 133bpm

Ascent: 957ft

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

training run #1458

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Sunday 17 June, 08:10

8 mile run on a trail in Derbyshire. Felt a bit unfit but enjoyed it. Limited stats without Fitbit:

Distance: 8.24 miles

Time: 1:19:48

Trainers: Brooks Cascadia

Day 5, Lake District

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Friday 15 June

Have to leave Ambleside, my time here is up. Enjoyed my few days here, and will definitely return. Got up earlier that I have been doing, showered and got another porridge breakfast. Just as I was folding the tent up a tiny few spots of rain came, not bad.

Would have liked to do more running on this trip but severely bad weather intervened.

Day 4, Lake District

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Thursday 14 June

Storm Hector caused heavy rain in the night and strong winds from 5am for a few hours. Saw a young fox at 6am on a trip to the toilets.

Managed to nod off after that for a couple of hours and got up at midday.

Drove to Kendal, then up to Keswick. Shops, coffee and food and beautiful scenery all around.

End of the day I took a stroll to Wray Castle and back.

That stroll counts as my exercise for the day, a couple of miles.

Day 3, Lake District

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Weds 13 June

A rest day, I got up late and took my time;

– sorting somewhere to camp Friday onwards

– responding to supportive messages from family

– making a double portion of porridge for breakfast

– reorganising stuff so my most important gear is in the car in case the tent is wiped out or flooded by Storm Hector tonight

– approaching a civil service organisation for a bit of advice/support

– visiting Hawkshead (no mobile signal and lots of Jap tourists) and Ambleside (nice coffee)

Sorry no photos today, forgot!