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 #1374

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Friday 27 October, 06:51

11C, cool, clear skies. A 3 mile run in London, from hotel (Waterloo) along river and over Millennium Bridge and back. A very comfortable easy jog.

Just a leg loosener, set me up for a day in meetings and on the train.

Distance:  3.02 miles

Time:  27:35

Avg pace:  9:00 min/mile

Calories:  323

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1346

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Friday 15 September, 07:04

8C, cool, sunny and clear skies.  A 3 mile run in London, easy pace just blowing the cobwebs off before a day of meetings.

Went along the riverside, over Tower Bridge and returned via Blackfriars Bridge.  Not as many pedestrians/tourists as last night’s run, but quite a few other runners!

A short run in London

Right heel was a pain for the first part, then eased off.  Legs just got going well as I was finishing.

Distance:  2.96 miles

Time:  27:28

Avg HR:  130bpm

Avg pace:  9:16 min/mile

Calories:  274

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1345

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Thursday 14 September, 18:12

15C, warm, breezy.  A 5.5 mile run along the Thames.  

Rainbow and Tower Bridge

It started to rain as I left the hotel.  Lots of people around Waterloo, slowed me down and had to zig-zag a lot.  Kept it easy, just a leg loosener after work.

Distance:  5.47 miles

Time:  49:07

Avg HR:  145bpm

Avg pace:  8:58 min/mile

Calories:  558

Trainers:  Brooks Cascadia

training run #1326

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Friday 11 August, 07:05

12C, cool, bright.  A 3 mile run in London.  Picked a loop out from hotel, along the riverside, over Millennium Bridge, along to Tower Bridge and back to hotel.  Just a short easy paced loosener after doing a few extra miles the previous evening.  Stopped a few times and got phone out for photos, which turned out pretty good.

Tower Bridge in the early morning
A couple in full wedding gear on Millennium Bridge

Legs felt fine, enjoyed this stop-start run with a few sights.

Distance: 3.17 miles

Time:  30:54

Avg pace:  9:24 min/mile

Calories:  364

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin 

training run #1325

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Thursday 10 August, 18:00

20C, warm and sunny, bit breezy.  An 8 mile evening run after work in London.  Decided to visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where the national athletics championships is going on.  Google maps indicated it was about 3 to 3.5 miles away. Typically, I managed to find an extra mile, bang on 8 miles from hotel to park and back.  

The training plan called for a moderate 6 miles, and legs felt plenty of bounce, good form, especially on the outward leg.  It was very flat, hardly any inclines even.  Lovely run in the sun.

Distance:  8 miles

Time:  1:10:07

Avg pace:  8:45 min/mile

Calories:  939

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1285

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Wednesday 7 June, 06:27

12C, sunny and windy.  A 4.5 mile run in London.  Today was the third day in a row working away in London.  Skipped a run yesterday as the rain was biblical.  Today it was just windy, running from hotel (Waterloo) to Tower Bridge and back.  A twisty, turning route along the river, but fairly flat.  Felt right heel and foot for the first mile, then it was fine.  Enjoyed it.

A run along the Thames

Distance:  4.46 miles

Time: 37:24

Avg pace:  8:22 min/mile

Calories:  494

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1057

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Thursday 10 March, 06:29

6C, cool, overcast and grey.  I stayed overnight in London on business so fitted in a 6 mile run. Felt OK and just ran at an easy pace, slow in parts where I had to figure out my route or climbed steps.  Ran from hotel on Waterloo Road towards the station/river then followed the Thames eastwards, past ITV studios, Blackfriars, HMS Belfast, City Hall to Tower Bridge.  Crossed over the bridge to the Tower of London, then westwards to Waterloo Bridge and back to hotel. Lots of landmarks made it interesting. A few dead ends where building work interrupted continuity were the only downside.  A bit of very light rain towards the end. Will run this route again if I can get that hotel in the future.

Distance:  9.87km
Time:  58:41
Avg HR:  141bpm
Avg pace:  5:57 min/km
Calories:  697
Brooks Ghost trainers

training run #937

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Tuesday 14 April, 06:04

6C, cool, clear blue skies. Stayed in London overnight for work, so used a hotel near Hyde Park so I could get a run in. Just one full lap of the park for 4.3 miles. I’d intended to run easy following the race on the weekend, but my pace gradually increased from 6:00 min/km to about 5:05 min/km. Felt great and enjoyed the sunrise, would have run further but had to get in to work. Pic of London from my hotel…


Distance:  7.0km
Time:  38:28
Avg HR:  no data
Avg pace:  5:30in/km
Calories:  611
White trainers #2

training run #921

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Wednesday 11 March, 06:28

0C, clear skies, cool.  Hyde Park was fully open so I did a 4 mile loop of the internal paths. Much better than last night’s run on paths outside the park (mostly).  Also, I ran anticlockwise this time which felt more comfortable as I always run RV that way.  Felt good and pushed a bit, it ended up as something of a Marathon Pacing Session (MPS).  I’d delayed getting out of a warm hotel bed but really enjoyed this run.  Probably overdressed but the easterly wind was cool.

Distance:  6.46km
Time:  35:08
Avg HR:  145bpm
Avg pace:  5:27 min/km
Calories:  481
White trainers #2