Month: February 2019

training session #1480

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Monday 25 February, 09:30

Long run with Claire and Liz. Claire needed a long run at an easy, chatty pace. I kept up while the two of them jogged along. More of a marathon pace run for me.

Lovely weather, very still water in the canal. Very sunny. Time includes a couple of pit stops and standing around having a gel at halfway.

Distance: 18.1 miles

Time: 2:31:16

Avg pace: 8:21 min/mile (Strava shows 8:15 striping out the stops)

Calories: 2062

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

Carsington Water 10k

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Sunday 24 February, 09:31

Lovely mild sunny weather, after driving through fog. Ran with Rachael and Mandy from Mansfield Woodhouse Pootlers. Very easy pace, an out and back route. Undulating.

L-R Emily (Stoke), Wayne, me, Rachael

Distance: official 10k, Suunto 6.27 miles

Time: official 1:01:11, Suunto 1:01:13

training session #1479

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Saturday 23 February, 07:18

Hill session at Hope, Derbyshire. Followed a route recommended by VR coach Mikk. From Cheshire Cheese pub on Edale Road to the top of Lose Hill.

It was cold and misty. The slopes were slippy and muddy. I’d have been better in my inov8 fell shoes. Sunny at the top of my first rep.

Went back down as far as the stile at Lose Hill Lane, then 2 more reps. Had to walk parts that were very steep and slippy but pleased to get three full reps done. A slight wind got going and made reps 2 and 3 shrouded in mist. Loved it though, I’ll be back.

Distance: 7.64 miles

Time: 2:04:26

Avg pace: 16:17 min/mile

Calories: 784

Ascent: 2864ft

Trainers: Brooks Cascadia 13

training session #1478

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Friday 22 February, 16:10

An easy pace run before the sun goes down.

Distance: 4.15 miles

Time: 39:14

training session #1477

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Thursday 21 February, 06:06

Early start for a longish run. Looked at map and decided to run to Rother Valley. Thought it was 4 miles away so with a lap of RV I’d do 10-11 miles, but turns out it’s 5 miles away by the route I ran.

Found a few new paths/trails. Needed head torch for the outbound leg. Ran at comfortable pace, approx zone 2. Felt good.

Distance: 12.8 miles

Time: 2:06:51

Avg pace: 9:56 min/mile

Calories: 1464

Trainers: Brooks Cascadia 13

training session #1475

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Tuesday 19 February, 08:22

Run commute to work, medium backpack.

Distance: 4.74 miles

Time: 45:14

training session #1474

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Monday 18 February, 18:32

Drills and techniques session with Sheffield VRs at Meersbrook Park. A varied session including a bit of running over trail terrain and along obstacles. Even managed a couple of chin lifts.

Distance: 1.9 miles

Time: 1:13:56