training session #1475

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Friday 17 August, 08:17

13C, cool, breezy, a bit overcast. Went for a long run in the Peak District, 21.6 miles. Started at Totley, went over Big Moor, Curbar, Froggatt, Longshaw, Houndkirk, Lady Canning’s Plantation, Limb Valley and looped back to the start. Ran out of water in the last couple of miles, otherwise felt good.

Distance: 21.6 miles

Time: 4:06:27

Avg pace: 11:19 min/mile

Calories: 2433

Ascent: 2324ft

Trainers: Brooks Cascadia 13

Wildlife: 2 deer near Wellington Monument, and herds of cows

training run #1463

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Saturday 21 July, 08:05

17C and upwards, some cloud cover. A 16 mile run from Totley to Wellington Monument via Big Moor, and back. Felt Achilles throughout but not that bad. Pleased to keep going, very few walking sections.

Distance: 15.69 miles

Time: 2:54:09

Avg pace: 10:54 min/mile

Calories: 1802

Ascent: 1671ft

Trainers: Brooks Cascadia

training run #1451

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Tuesday 1 May, 17:59

14C, cool and breezy. Went for an easy pace run after work in London, only managed 2.7 miles.

My right heel was stiff and sore walking the mile from the office to hotel. Should have rested but since I’d carried trainers and run kit from home I gave it a go. I was hobbling. Heel didn’t get any better, had hoped it’d loosen off on the run. Cut the run short.

This was intended to be a recovery run after Sunday’s run in the hills. Now I need to recover from the recovery run, doh!

Distance: 2.71 miles

Time: 27:00

Avg pace: 9:53 min/mile

Calories: 295

Trainers: Brooks Glycerin

training run #1450

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Sunday 29 April, 08:10

5C to 8C, cold, grey, overcast. A 15 mile long slow run in the Peak District. Was scheduled to do the last long run, 20 miles, before Windermere Marathon. Decided to get some hills in and do a shorter distance. Ran from Totley across to Big Moor and followed bits of a route in the opposite direction to what I’m familiar with (ran clockwise).

Took it steady, enjoyed the hills. Had 250ml water and a gel. Learned a few new sections. The sun peeped through towards the end. Still very soggy underfoot after a wet Spring.

Distance: 14.95 miles

Time: 2:38:52

Avg pace: 10:31 min/mile

Calories: 1706

Ascent: 1876ft

Trainers: inov8 x-claw 275

training run #1449

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Thursday 26 April, 07:49

8C, cool, showery. An easy pace run – aiming for HR zone 2.

My pace gradually crept up as legs loosened off. April showers and a rainbow, rain not too heavy.

Distance: 6.1 miles

Time: 55:24

Avg pace: 9:05 min/mile

Avg HR: 130bpm

Calories: 525

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

training run #1448

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Wednesday 25 April, 07:38

8C, sunny, windy. A 7 mile run at moderate pace.

I pushed on when I got to Rother Valley, a pace I knew I should be able to maintain for 2 laps. Felt good. Ended up running around marathon pace or better.

Distance: 7.11 miles

Time: 58:25

Avg pace: 8:13 min/mile

Avg HR: 151bpm

Calories: 654

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

training run #1447

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Tuesday 24 April, 07:32

10C, cool, overcast. A 4 mile recovery run.

Legs took half the run to loosen up, get going. Both heels niggled. Would have carried on for another lap but thought we were going off to the gym straight after (But J changed her mind).

Distance: 4.27 miles

Time: 39:04

Avg pace: 9:09 min/mile

Avg HR: 133bpm

Calories: 382

Trainers: inov8 Parkclaw 275