20th March Training Run

Having been injured for the last 10 days, I went out for a gentle 5km run this afternoon.
It started off well with the first 2km including my third best time for a 1km.  Whilst there was no pain in the shin, I could feel my left calk gradually getting tighter.
Training Run 20th March - Graph
The second half of the 5km was the slowest I have ever done it in due to the tight calf.  I will spend some time doing extra stretching tonight and hopefully it will all be okay and I can carry on with the training.

10th March Training Run

Training Run 10th March map

This morning I met up with Sam Richardson to catch up, but we also enjoyed a steady 10.7km around the centre of London.  Having run a 11km and a 8.5km this week the legs were feeling tired, so we took is slow and enjoyed catching up over 1:21:54 at a pace of 7:35/km.

The run included some PBs:

  • Best estimated 1/2 mile effort (4:08)
  •  Best estimated 400m effort (1:52)
  •  3rd best estimated 1k effort (5:23)

Being my usual clumsy self I managed to slice my thumb before starting the run so ended up with a bloody hand by the end of the run – obviously my heart was working so hard it kept pumping the blood out!!!

Bloody hand

7th March Training Run

Today was an 8.5km run down to Holbury and back.  I did the run in 56:13 at a pace of 6:36/km.  Nice to be out in just a base layer for the first time in 2017.

Training Run 7th Mar map

This takes me to 151.1km for 2017 which is a nice milestone to pass.

6th March Training Run

Water at The HeathToday was a grey day but I got out and did a 11.0km run.  In honour of Jon’s new Porsche 911 I wore a matching top!!!!

I managed it in 1:17:15 at a pace of 7:00/km.  I mucked up the hydration and so ended up popping into The Heath for a lovely pint of tap water which added several minutes to the time.  I was pleased that even with that pit stop I still managed to average 7 minutes per kilometre.  Also I achieved my 2nd best 1 mile effort at 9:03.

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February running stats

monthlyruningnews.pngSo in February I managed 10 runs totalling 45.23 miles or 72 kilometres.

  • Average pace: 11:25 min/mi
  • Average speed: 5.26 mph
  • Total calories burnt: 7,010

The aim for March is to get some serious mileage completed in preparation for the marathon at the end of April.

 

26th February Training Run

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Today has been freezing cold, windy, and full of driving rain.  So what more would you want to do with your day than run 10km?

I managed 10.2km in 1:12:32 at a pace of 7:04/km.  During the run all three base layers that I was wearing got soaked through from the rain so I was glad to finish!

I was really pleased with my more consistent pace for the first 5.5km, I now just need to keep practicing to be able to manage that for the other 36.7km of the marathon!!!!

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