And it actually went really really well. I set my pace plan as 8.20 per mile for the first four and 7.15 for the seven. I got around the first four bag on time, getting to mile five, after switching to the faster pace, took a few metres to sink in….but again i met my targets, which i set at noticeable land marks at the 4 , 6 , 8 and 10 mile points.
Although there was a section of the run where i thought i had reached the 8 mile point before i had and thinking i had reached the correct pub 5 minutes ahead of schedule i slowed down slightly and then i looked a ahead and down the road saw another pub and realised id made a mistake. So that resulted in a bit of a dash, but again i made it on time to the next marker. By the time i reached the school at the 10 mile point, i was 2 minutes ahead, so i took my foot off the gas for a few metres perhaps 800…….and then upped the pace again when i reached the main road, returning home in 1hr29mins, So pretty much bang on time.
The only down side, is today, im feeling a little stiff and Ive a 12 mile run to get through tonight and yes again I’ll aim for 8.20 pace and the route Ive gone for this :
Although i might run it in reverse as, i found last night it now gets dark around 8 and i had my first experience of running in the dark for quite sometimes. Which means a re-think of the routes which go down country lanes and through parks will be needed in time. But if i run this one in reverse, i should be ok.
In other news another donation has come in so thank you very much to my friend Louisa!! And Richard has reached England and is making his way through Cumbria!!!! Not long now for me!!!
The guardian have a great article about Dean Karnaze :
Some runners got more than they bargained for at the Spofforth Gala Trail Race
The Magic mile has begun, so get signed up :
The Northern Running Guide have got a great Hell Runner prize up for grabs, which is a very entertaining race and actually the race were i beat my brother in-law for the first time, so for me its a special event in my running history
September 1st i will be joining Paralympic gold medalist Richard Whitehead as he runs the full length Britain. He will be running through Preston on that day and I am planning on joining him for 20 miles or so as a local runner. So if you have a spare Dollar / Pound or Euro please chuck it this way
Its for the Scope charity :
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