The sun came out this morning while i was at work so not to miss such a rare event i stopped what i was doing put my running kit on and went for a run in case it only lasted a short period. The blue sky was welcome but could not disguise the blood chilling temperatures outside. I ended up doing an odd sort of run. My legs were tired from yesterdays efforts so i just ran as hard as i could uphill which there are many where i was today and then sort of bimbled on the downhill bits.
Ran 4.23 miles in 39:04 @ 9:14 min/miles pace
Just got back from a looped 8 miler. The route includes a massive hill. I say massive it’s not that big but it is huge. I finally did a run i intended to do before i did it if that makes any sense at all? I usually just run and see how i feel and whatever distance is done then that’s it.
I think i should have typed this in about 2 hours from now because i just seem to be rambling and I’m finding it hard to focus on the keyboard.
Ran 8.19 miles in 1:13:14 @ 8:57 min/miles pace
Went for a 5 miler at work this afternoon. This route is very undulating and according to some geeky graphs from the GPS data it involves a higher accent in elevation in total than decent but in my head that would make me finish at a higher point than when i started because i started and finished at the same point?
edit – so if the route was on the side of a larger hill in itself then that would answer the elevation conundrum which wasn’t a conundrum at all i just had to zoom out so to speak and geographically think bigger. I know this is obvious to most people but I’m a bit thick.
Ran 5.02 miles in 42:15 @ 8:24 min/miles pace,
I know i keep banging on about the hills i run in at work but have i told you about the hills i run in at work? I went for a 4 miler this afternoon in driving cold rain and a good wind. It was the type of weather that catches your breath in the first 20 meters or so. I took my camera with me this time but after 4 pictures the battery died on me. Twat! Yes, i did use the timer as i was on my own and was very self conscious in case any Cows or Sheep were looking at me prancing around in the rain. Did i mention those bloody hills?
Just got back from doing a 4 Miler. Really pleased with this run because i felt good all the way (easy to say that once i finish) There are 2 big hills in this route and i still managed to keep a continuous pace. 461ft of ascent is that a lot?
Just loving the running at the moment.
I went for a quick 5 miler while i was at work this afternoon and because i work in the hilly bits it was a hard 5 miler. I don’t particuly enjoy running around here because there is just no let up. As soon as i leave that quarry it’s straight up.
I haven’t done a race in ages so i entered the Nick Beer Llandudno 10km. the first half of this race is all up hill so todays run counts as hill training.
It all sounds quite easy on paper. 10 reps of 200 meter uphill, jog down to recover. That was what i had a crack at doing this afternoon. After the 3rd rep i was blowing out of my arse it was just so hard. I think this obviously shows a lack of aerobic fitness and something i need to work on. I could only manage 8 and now that i have recovered i feel a bit let down i suppose its good to get a kick up the butt at this point and not just a few weeks before the Marathon when its to late to do something about it.
My wife still hasn’t popped our son out yet, 1 day overdue now.