Morning run

Thursday 13th June 2019

Thursdays was a 7 mile recovery run. I plotted my route using the RunGo app, I have used this in the past and it’s always worked reasonably well for me.

I did the run in the morning after working a night shift, This is not something I do often, I prefer to run after a sleep but needs must – I did find I got tired quicker though.

It was beautiful route due to a huge chunk of the run being off road, I was really enjoying myself thinking how perfect the route was, that was until around mile 4!

I was back running on the pavement again and when I looked up my jaw dropped – The mother of all hills, I had totally forgot about this hill, it was huge, I was knackered when I got to the top.

Between mile 5 and 6 I felt my energy levels drop but I knew I did not have far to go so I carried on but I was pleased when I finished 🙂

  • Distance 7.02 mi
  • Pace 10:08 /mi
  • Time 1h 11m

No stinging nettles on this route but loads of bushes spraying rain water on my legs, I will take that any day to getting stung 🙂

Time to get back to work, Night all

Half Marathon Blues

Sunday 10th February 2019

Although I had been looking forward to this run as I like to push myself, I planned to take it easier as my last run was Tuesday.

I have no problem with easy runs, I can put my music on or a listen to a podcast and just get lost in thought. I do however find it frustrating when I struggle to do anything BUT an easy pace, I know I missed a few days of training but my legs got pretty tired very quick. At around the 6 mile mark my brain was suggesting quitting and going home but I just kept thinking “just 1 more lap”.

A few miles into my run the top of my right foot started to hurt, I googled it when I got home and I was told that it was due to having my trainers too tight. I have been tightening my trainers more recently as I have been getting sore toes from having my trainers too loose, Catch 22??? lol

I will change back to my road trainers now anyway as my trail trainers are wearing too much on one side now, I need to save up for new trainers.

My legs were stiff when I got home and actually I think my legs were better after my Marathon last year than this Half Marathon, I did leave me feeling a bit down to have such a slow run but I was pleased I completed the distance.

I did managed to try out my new action camera – A Kitvision escape 4kw, I had this strapped to my chest in the hope of getting some good footage. The quality of the video was great, not jumpy like my last camera but unfortunately for me I recorded the footage in slow motion and I recorded the pavement the whole time as I did not have the camera pointed up high enough. Next time 🙂

I used the RunGo App again today, I did not play any music so I can hear the directions and boy did I hear them, I am running in the dark through wooded area when suddenly the app would scream into life to give me a mile update or directions, I jumped ten feet every flaming time, I even jumped when I was expecting the voice (100 yards before due to make a turn). I could have turned the volume down but I was so pleased to hear it clearly that I left it at max, I love that app, well worth the money.

  • Distance

    13.10 mi

  • Pace

    10:07 /mi

  • Time

    2h 12m