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A Quick 4 Miles (d4)

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

This is going to be brief! Visiting family in Blackpool, very very hot, schedule says “4 miles”… did that.

The flatness of Blackpool led to it being my quickest training run ever.

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 30:24
Mile Splits: 7:35, 7:48, 7:33, 7:28
Avg Pace: 7:36 min/miles

8 Miles – A Run in the Sunshine

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

It looks like summer has come to visit for a few days… very warm.

The first couple of miles today felt quite tough with me thinking about how I could cut short the route and turn it into a 5 or 6 miler instead. I’m putting this  down to the heat. I might also have been a little tired from the run yesterday as I usually have a day of rest in-between them.

Between mile 3 and 4 I’d shaken off the urge to cut the run short at 6m and carry on with the 8 miles as planned and I’m glad I did. (As I’d kept telling myself I would)

Saw a lot of people out running tonight as seems to be the case when the weather turns ‘nice’ – personally I prefer running when it’s cool as I perform better… give me rain any day over 25 degrees C!

Distance: 8 miles
Time: 01:10:37
Mile Splits: 8:59 ,8:46, 8:42, 8:44, 8:50, 8:52, 9:06, 8:38


Juneathon 2011 – Begins! 6 Miler (almost)

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Juneathon is here again!

I decided to switch my Tuesday run to Wednesday this week to start Juneathon with something other than a walk or pressups. Also, I figured having an extra days rest from the 12 miles on Sunday can’t be doing me any harm.

Went straight from work and had planned to run just over 6 miles. Obviously I’d mis-planned the route in my head as I ended up running 5.92m – which is fine but it’s not a round number is it?  So,  not wanting to do that weird thing where I run past my house for 60m  and then turn back and run the other 60m back to my front door, I settled for 5.92m,

I didn’t plan running the route as quick as I did but during the run I felt strong, probably due to the extra day of rest and definitely felt stronger than I did running the same route a month ago, which gives me good feelings about the 10k on the 12th June.

Day one: done.

Distance: 5.92m
Time: 48:22
Avg Pace: 08:10
Mile Splits: 8:39, 8:32, 8:24, 7:59,  7:23, 7:22

An 8m, a 12m + Some New Running Kit

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

New Stuff

I decided to buy some new running gear last week and for that I chose Simply Sweat. From them I bought some new socks as the left sock on rotation pair number 1 (I only have two pairs) has developed a hole in the big toe region. Also from their nicely stocked active wear collections I purchased two running tops… one from Ronhill and the other Helly Hansen and both short sleeve as I only own long sleeve and there’s a heat-wave coming up , right?

Found their site really nice to use… clean and well designed and the stuff came next day.  Recommended.


26th May (Thu)

As per the plan I ran my midweek eight miler last Thursday on my usual ‘slightly hilly’ course. It ended up being 8.41 miles as I decided to add on a block or two ;)

Distance: 8.41m
Time: 01:12:54
Avg Pace: 08:39
Mile Splits: 8:52, 9:05, 8:56, 8:30, 8:19, 8:26, 8:42, 8:31, 3:25


Sunday 29th May

After the 8 on Thursday my next run was scheduled to be Saturday but I thought I’d skip the 4 miler as I planned to do 12 miles on Sunday. This should be the longest run before my races on the 12th June (10k) and 19th June (9m).

I turned out to be very glad of that extra days rest as my legs felt tip top and the 12 miles felt pretty easy. Certainly more easy that the 10 miles last Sunday which might be  because  I made more of an effort  to stick to 9 min/mi. First two miles aside, I found I struggled sticking to that pace   but after that I seemed to ‘get it’ – woohoo.

Distance: 12.29m
Time: 01:51:01
Avg Pace: 09:02
Mile Splits: 8:43, 8:45, 9:02, 9:05, 9:06, 9:08, 8:55, 9:15, 9:27, 9:17, 8:56, 8:45, 2:36

5 Miles Last Night

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

My Tuesday night run this week was just over 5 miles.  I felt good once I’d got going even though my legs were a bit stiff from Sunday’s 10 miler.

One amusing moment from the run was noticing a ‘man on a bicycle’ gaining ground on me… he overtook me and then came a “hill” and halfway up I overtook him! I didn’t think you could ride a bike so slowly  - I’d have thought he’d topple over.

In the schedule tomorrow is an easy 8 miler – legs feel ‘used’ but should be fresh tomorrow.

Distance: 5.35 Miles
Time: 45:37
Mile Splits: 8:30, 8:34, 8:38, 8:35, 8:29, 2:51