training session #1486

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Sunday 3 March, 09:32

17 mile long slow run. Ran the first 10 miles with Rachael, Mandy and Tina from Mansfield Woodhouse Pootlers. Tina struggled on the return, making a very slow pace. I did the next 7 miles solo running down the Vale, and the pace was a little faster. All good miles in zone 2, and time on my feet, for Paris marathon.

Weather was light rain showers and a cold wind.

Distance: 17.2 miles

Time: 3:06:29

Avg pace: 10:51 min/mile

Calories: 1996

Trainers: Brooks Cascadia 12

Hallam parkrun

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Saturday 2 March, 09:04

Ran after an 8 mile warm up run!

Started easy pace with a very crowded path. By the last mile I was fully sprinting. A decent run.

Official distance: 5k

Official time: 26:11

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

training session #1484

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Friday 1 March, 07:16

Recovery run after intervals last night.

Distance: 3.57 miles

Time: 35:03

training session #1483

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Thursday 28 February , 18:38

Intervals session with Sheffield VRs. Stats include WU and WD.

400m efforts with 200m recovery. Two sets of four. Three minutes rest between sets.

Distance: 5.15 miles

Time: 1:07:39

training session #1482

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Wednesday 27 February , 17:23

Run commute home. Light backpack. Just enough daylight to manage without headtorch.

Distance: 4.75 miles

Time: 45:52

training session #1481

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Wednesday 27 February , 07:47

Run commute to work. Heavy backpack. Sunny, cool.

Distance: 4.72 miles

Time: 45:48

training session #1480

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Monday 25 February, 09:30

Long run with Claire and Liz. Claire needed a long run at an easy, chatty pace. I kept up while the two of them jogged along. More of a marathon pace run for me.

Lovely weather, very still water in the canal. Very sunny. Time includes a couple of pit stops and standing around having a gel at halfway.

Distance: 18.1 miles

Time: 2:31:16

Avg pace: 8:21 min/mile (Strava shows 8:15 striping out the stops)

Calories: 2062

Trainers: Brooks Ghost 10

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 #1478

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Friday 22 February, 16:10

An easy pace run before the sun goes down.

Distance: 4.15 miles

Time: 39:14