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

training run #920

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Tuesday 10 March, 18:58

10C, mild, dark. Working in London so picked a hotel near Hyde Park to give me somewhere to run 🙂 After a long day at work I popped out for a lap of the park, 4 miles. Saw some dodgy HR readings for the first km.  Felt OK and was pleased I’d made the effort.

Distance:  6.72km
Time:  38:57
Avg HR:  151 (uncorrected)
Avg pace:  5:48 min/km
Calories:  451
White trainers #2

training run #855

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Tuesday 16 September, 06:25

15C, mild, misty. In London for an overnight stay with Jacqui so went for a 8 mile run around Regents Park. The plan called for 3x 2000m intervals with 400m recovery. The park was 2km from the hotel, and did two laps of the park before returning to base. Right heel was sore to start with but it wore off and didn’t interfere with the intervals. Lots of other runners and cyclists about. Enjoyed this tough run.

Distance: 13.17km
Time: 1:11:17
Avg HR: 145bpm
Avg pace: 5:25 min/km
Calories: 942
White trainers

training run #814

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Monday 14 July, 18:23

22C, sunny and hot! Working in London Mon-Wed this week so went for a run after setting up at a conference venue. A run I’ve done before from hotel to Battersea Park and back, 6.6 miles. Tried to keep it easy but HR quickly shot up. Drank 500ml water. Slight niggles left leg to start with (might be due to dragging baggage around London), but nothing more than the usual soreness on ball of left foot later on. Next run might be on Thursday back in Sheffield as I’ll be standing up all day at an exhibition Tues and Weds, and I don’t like this heat.

Distance: 10.58km
Time: 1:00:36
Avg HR: 156bpm
Avg pace: 5:44 min/km
Calories: 802
White trainers