Month: July 2018

Cycle commute to & from

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Tuesday 31 July

08:06 damp route after light rain showers

Distance: 5.18 miles

Time: 35:58

16:50 not full sun but very warm

Distance: 5.02 miles

Time: 33:06

Still taking these rides easy, enjoying the time.

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Running drills and technique session

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Monday 30 July, 18:30

Sheffield Vegan Runners, led by Mikk.

Focused on foot speed and knee lifts, lots of different drills. A good session, my first. Thought it’d last an hour but time flew by and it was 1:45.

training run #1465

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Sunday 29 July, 08:12

13C, windy and rain, heavy at times. Ran from Longshaw along Froggatt, Curbar and White Edges.

Tripped and grazed my right knee above Froggatt. Bloody but not damaged anything. It stung later.

Due to the weather I turned for home a mile early, not taking it all the way to Wellington Monument. Good that I know the alternative options around here.

Pleased with my run along White Edge in particular. It’s not challenging but I managed to keep a good steady pace at what might be Zone 2 heart rate.

Distance: 9 miles

Time: 1:49:53

Avg pace: 11:58 min/mile

Calories: 1030

Ascent: 996ft

Trainers: Brooks Cascadia (may finally retire this old pair now I have a new pair)

Sheffield Castle parkrun

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Saturday 28 July, 09:02

A small friendly parkrun. Three laps of a hilly route. All tarmac. Started near the back and picked runners off. Again my intent to jog round easy went out the window. Finished 16th out of 55, 5th in age category.

Distance: 5km official; 3.06 miles TomTom

Time: 23:20 official; 23:19 TomTom

training run #1464

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Friday 27 July, 06:58

Skies looked overcast, went for a run in the local park. Started raining for the first time in ages, a heavy shower in the park and a downpour on the way home. The sun came out in between. Did 3 laps, total run 4 miles.

Distance: 3.99 miles

Time: 38:15

Wildlife: 2 squirrels, 3 rabbits

Cycle commute to/from work

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Wednesday 25 July 08:18 and 17:20

Took it easy on this hot day. First cycle of any distance for years. Not sure of the bike either, cleaned it up but brakes squeak and bearings could lock up unexpectedly.

Fell off at 0mph at Cathedral. A tram was pulling out of the stop so I slowed and headed for road furniture to rest against a few seconds. Feet got stuck in pedals and I went splat. Minor graze, maximum embarrassment!

Out: 5.21 miles in 39:40

Return: 4.94 miles in 37:18

Group run with Frontrunner Sheffield

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Monday 23 July, 18:30

30C, hot and humid. Had the chance to join Frontrunner’s regular Monday evening run to test a pair of Hoka Torrent trail shoes. Liked them, might consider them instead of Brooks Cascadia for trail running in not-deep-mud conditions. (I have inov8 x-claw for v wet).

BBQ afterwards with vegan food 🙂

Distance: 2.7 miles

Time: 27:37 (few pauses to keep the group together)

Trainers: Hoka Torrent