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training run #1419

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Tuesday 13 February, 06:46

3C, cold and windy. A 4 mile run at a frosty Rother Valley. Felt heel a bit, kept it very easy pace. Only had time for one lap.

Distance: 4.18 miles

Time: 39:20

Avg pace: 9:24 min/mile

Calories: 479

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

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training run #1418

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Sunday 11 February, 07:53

0C, cold, windy, snowing. A 15 mile run at Ladybower, this time clockwise starting at Fairholmes. Round Derwent and Howden Reservoirs.

Looking at snow through windscreen

Pic: driving in I could see it was set to snow some more

There was a layer of snow (some places slush) on the road/path, and heavy snow showers. Seemed to be blinded by the snow in the headwind whatever direction I ran in. Right heel niggled throughout, and later on left adductor and hip weren’t quite right.

Kept a slow, steady pace. Had a banana, coconut & date bar and a gel, and 400ml water. Enjoyed battling through the conditions. Wore my old Cascadia shoes rather than breaking in a new pair in the slush.

Distance: 15.1 miles

Time: 2:27:48

Avg pace: 9:43 min/mile

Calories: 1704

Ascent: 1485ft

Trainers: Brooks Cascadia

Wildlife: 10 sheep

training run #1417

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Friday 9 February, 06:32

5C, cold, windy. A 7 mile run at RV. Felt right heel on and off. Tried to keep the pace easy.

Distance: 7.11 miles

Time: 1:02:52

Avg pace: 8:51 min/mile

Calories: 803

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

Wildlife: 6 rabbits

training run #1416

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Tuesday 6 February, 06:58

-1C, cold, frosty. Another 4 mile run at RV. If it hadn’t been frosty I may have done intervals. Just enjoyed the run. Didn’t need head torch today, it’s getting lighter.

Distance: 4.18 miles

Time: 37:53

Avg pace: 9:03 min/mile

Calories: 475

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

training run #1415

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Monday 5 February, 06:58

3C, cold, clear skies. A 4 mile run. Easy pace, no ice underfoot but a chill wind.

Only had time for one lap. Felt right heel niggle at the beginning.

Distance: 4.18 miles

Time: 38:13

Avg pace: 9:07 min/mile

Calories: 475

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

Wildlife: 4 rabbits

training run #1414 (ParkRun #1)

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Saturday 3 February, 09:05

3C, cold and rainy. My first Park Run, 3 miles.

Had a sore throat that’s turned into a very runny nose this week. Probably a result of wearing myself out with the 20 miler last weekend. So a short 5k and a chance to meet up with some Vegan Runners at the monthly meet seemed a good idea.

Got there early, bit of a warm up, and had a first timers briefing on the route and finish procedure.

Found a couple of Vegan Runners at the start; quickly lost both as we got going.

The first mile was very crowded. Narrow paths and runners doing all sorts of speeds. Didn’t force myself through, stayed patient. As the runners started to spread out I carried on picking them off. Felt good, strong, and did my third mile in 7:01 🙂

At the finish there’s quite some time taken between entering the chute, getting your finish position tag and having your barcode scanned.

Pleased with my effort. Ended up 191st out of 592 Runners, (161st male and 18th in age category). Gathered afterwards with a small bunch of Vegan Runners.

Distance: 3.03 miles

Time: 24:37 (official 25:17)

Avg pace: 8:07 min/mile

Calories: 328

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

training run #1413

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Thursday 1 February, 06:50

3C, cold, clear skies. A 4 mile run at RV, first use of new LED Lenser H7.2 headtorch and new Salomon fast wing jacket.

Felt right heel on and off. Kept the run at a comfortable pace. A few slippy puddles but not too bad underfoot.

The head torch was like wearing a floodlight compared to previous one. The jacket was great for keeping the chill northerly wind to a bearable level.

Had a sore throat earlier this week, and my work team has moved building so disrupted opportunities for a run commute.

Distance: 4.19 miles

Time: 37:52

Avg pace: 9:01 min/mile

Calories: 475

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

Wildlife: 1 rabbit