training run #1291

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Thursday 15 June, 06:38

15C, bright and sunny.  A 4 mile run on path at RV.  Legs took a bit to get going.  A warm morning, and felt a heel niggle as well.  Nice run though.

Distance:  4.16 miles

Time:  36:39

Avg pace:  8:49 min/mile

Calories:  498

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

Wildlife:  2 squirrels, 3 rabbits

training run #1290

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Tuesday 13 June, 07:13

13C rising to about 16C, sun coming through high cloud. An 8 mile run-commute. Noticed right heel early on.  Had a gel before running and another at 4 miles. Drank 500ml water. Very similar to last one, kept going uphill and finished with almost the same time.

Distance:  7.68 miles

Time:  1:10:34

Avg pace:  9:11 min/mile

Calories:  924

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

Wildlife:  4 rabbits

training run #1289

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Monday 12 June, 06:45

13C, mild and overcast. A 4 mile run on the path.  As my Sunday run was fairly short, and I felt I had plenty in my legs, I ran on this rest day.  But my quads later told me they had been working on those hills; halfway through I realised they were a little stiff.  Just got round the one lap of RV before light rain started.  Though I’d planned an easy run I was faster than last weeks good time.

Distance:  4.17 miles

Time:  35:43

Avg pace:  8:32 min/mile

Calories:  495

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1288

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Sunday 11 June, 07:02

13C, bright and breezy weather. A 6 mile run on the course of the Blackamoor fell race coming up soon. A bit of a recce, this time navigating it the right way round. Had a gel before starting. I’m getting to know sections now and walked the steepest uphill bits. Soggy underfoot after heavy rain the last few days.  Drank 300 ml water.  Wasn’t shattered at the end so will probably go a bit quicker in the race, competing with those around me.  Nice testing course though.

Looking back towards Totley and Sheffield

Elevation graph from Strava – it felt every bit as steep as this chart looks!

Distance:  5.86 miles

Time:  1:09:34

Avg pace:  11:36 min/mile

Calories:  693

Elevation gain:  1228ft (Tom Tom)

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1287

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Friday 9 June, 07:22

14C, warm and sunny. An 8 mile run-commute.  Had a gel before starting, another at 4 miles and 500ml water.  Felt ok and ran a steady pace, not pushing hard. Kept going up the hills and enjoyed it. Slight heel niggle early on.  

Distance:  7.69 miles

Time:  1:10:20

Avg pace:  9:09 min/mile

Calories:  920

Elevation gain:  586ft

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

Wildlife:  1 squirrel

training run #1286

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Thursday 8 June, 06:44

About 13C, rainy and windy. A 4 mile run.  Struggled to drag myself out of bed, with rain hitting the window.  But even a wet run is better than no run. Kept it to one lap of RV (on path not grass), but seemed to push on a bit harder than easy pace.  Noticed both heels niggle a bit in the first mile.  It turned out showery rather than constant rain, glad I did it.

Distance:  4.19 miles

Time:  36:11

Avg pace:  8:37 min/mile

Calories:  497

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

Wildlife:  1 squirrel, 1 rabbit

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