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training run #648

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Friday 23 August, 07:21

13C, cloudy and rainy.  I went for a 14.5 mile run to Strandhill and back.  Running today as we are making the long drive home on Sat and early Sun.  As I stretched and waited for Garmin to find the GPS satellites I was caught by a heavy shower.  The rest of the run was light drizzle on and off.  The route wasn’t flat but included several slopes; there was a long steep hill at about 6 miles that reminded me of the usual weekend loop I do.  I really enjoyed the route in spite of the drizzle, and it felt good to go beyond 13 miles for the first time in a while.  No niggles, just slight stiffness later after a couple of hours of driving.

Distance:  23.29km
Time:  2:07:31
Avg HR: 143bpm  🙂
Avg pace:  5:29 min/km
Calories:  1515
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training run #647

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Wednesday 21 August, 07:33

16C, warm and overcast.  Went for a 7 mile run towards Rosses Point.  Legs didn’t feel full of bounce so I planned to coast around at a comfortable pace. No niggles, a nice run.

Distance:  11.50km
Time:  1:01:17
Avg HR:  143bpm
Avg pace:  5:20 min/km
Calories:  810
Rabbits seen: 1
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training run #646

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Tuesday 20 August, 07:10

16C, overcast and warm.  I went for a 7 mile run towards Rosses Point.  Felt ok in spite of a long day driving yesterday,  over 6 hours in total.  A few niggles eased off after the first few km.

Distance:  11.54km
Time:  1:00:24
Avg HR:  146bpm
Avg pace:  5:14 min/km
Calories:  809
Rabbits seen:  2
Cows seen:  15

training run #645

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Sunday 18 August, 06:45

13C, cool and breezy with some sun and cloud.  Went for a 13 mile run from Sligo to Rosses Point, returning past the funeral parlour and heading up Hazelwood Road to add mileage on at the end.  There was a strong headwind on parts of the outward run to the point. Felt OK, not especially strong and the odd knee niggle came and went. Had a gel before starting and carried 500ml water. Wore new trainers again.

Distance:  21.80km
Time:  1:59:04
Avg HR:  143bpm
Avg pace:  5:28 min/km
Calories:  1404
Rabbits seen: 2
Cows seen: 4+11+10=25

training run #644

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Friday 16 August, 07:30

14C, mild, bright but with some clouds threatening a shower.  Went for a 7 mile run from the apartment in Sligo towards Rosses Point. After 2 flat km the road climbed uphill for 2km then became undulating.  Enjoyed running in a new location.  Felt fine, no niggles. Turned round at 5.75km and didn’t have too much trouble finding my way back. Wore new trainers for the second time.

Distance: 11.61km
Time:  1:01:57
Avg HR:  146bpm
Avg pace:  5:20 min/km
Calories:  831
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Rabbits seen:  1 (deceased roadkill, intestines notably separated from body)
Cows seen: 1 herd of 15 cows