training session #1504

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Saturday 30 March, 15:14

Decided to go for a walk in the lovely weather. Starting at Fox House I walked over the top along Burbage Edge, returning on the trail path below. Very easy stroll, took lots of photos and in no rush.

Distance: 4.51 miles

Time: 1:40:57

Mansfield parkrun

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Saturday 30 March, 09:04

Ran the course in reverse today. Was just going to run easy but quarter of a mile in I felt good and upped the pace. By the third lap I was full sprinting, thinking it might be a decent time and close to a PB. Official time is a PB by 1 second.

Distance: 5k

Time: 21:33

training session #1500

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Saturday 23 March, 09:34

Did an unofficial recce of three sections of the Lakeland 50, from Howtown to Ambleside. Expected it to be just over 21 miles.

Ran with Phil, Jo and Emma, who I’d not known before. Just gathered on Facebook to set it up. We all got on well.

Mixed terrain, very hilly, great weather. Ended up doing 25+ miles. Tired but happy, had a fab day. If this is what 25 slow miles feels like the full 50 will be tough!

Distance: 25.1 miles

Time: 7:24:56

Ascent 5597ft

training session #1485

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Saturday 2 March, 07:01

Easy pace run from Endcliffe Park to Oxstones and back, before parkrun. Ran with Karen and Caz. Brilliant. Stopped for photos here and there.

Distance: 8.08 miles

Time: 1:40:32

Avg pace: 12:26 min/mile

Calories: 925

Trainers: Brooks Cascadia 12

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 #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

Sherwood Pines parkrun

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Saturday 16 February, 09:04

Vegan Runners from Sheffield, Nottingham and surrounds met up for this parkrun. Ran with Rachael. A lovely course with brilliant winter sunshine. Photos and coffee afterwards. At least 27 VRs present.

Distance: 5k

Official time: 30:12

Bakewell parkrun

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Saturday 9 February, 09:01

VR meet-up to celebrate Karen and Caroline running their 50th parkruns. Rain at the start died away but strong wind persisted.

Ran easy with Jo.

Total distance including WU and WD: 4.3 miles

Official parkrun (5k) time: 29:28

training session #1559

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Tuesday 5 February, 07:03

A 7 mile run at sunrise. Part footpaths, part trail. Lovely crisp winter morning.

Distance: 6.74 miles

Time: 1:09:44