Month: July 2018
Tuesday 31 July
08:06 damp route after light rain showers
Distance: 5.18 miles
16:50 not full sun but very warm
Distance: 5.02 miles
Still taking these rides easy, enjoying the time.
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.
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
Avg pace: 11:58 min/mile
Trainers: Brooks Cascadia (may finally retire this old pair now I have a new pair)
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
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
Wildlife: 2 squirrels, 3 rabbits
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
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