An Unexpected Sunrise
6.21 miles, 59:52, 9:39 min/mile, 177ft elevation
One of those runs that you really don’t want to do, especially after 16 miles the day before, & then when you finally pull yourself out of your comfy bed & hit the roads you are SO thankful you did!
Mainly because I got to see the most spectacular of sunrises!
Continue reading “NDW50 Wk 11: The Stepping Stones (wc 23.01.17)”
A cold sunrise
7.2 miles, 1:00:00, 8:14 min/mile, 190ft elevation gain
I couldn’t make the Striders Wednesday evening run this week, so I did my own 60 minutes group two paced run around the streets of Croydon! And I was pretty much bang on target!
One of the things I like about running with the faster group on a Wednesday is that it pushes me to run outside my natural comfort zone in a way that I don’t when I’m running solo. I know I am capable of the speed but by myself I often struggle to push myself to that slightly faster pace, its very tempting to ease off when it begins to feel a little difficult, running in a group it’s hard to do that.
Continue reading “NDW50 Wk 10: Oh so cold (wc 16.01.17)”
Tube strikes don’t stop runners!
7.2 miles, 1:04:54, 8:57 min/mile, 170ft elevation gain
What do you do when there is a tube strike & unusually you need to get to several places in London in one day… If you’re a runner, you run!
Combined my recovery run into a run commute today to save time & run some London based errands. First stop was dropping some camera kit off with a supplier in Vauxhall. That bit I did by bus, didn’t really fancy running with £5,000 kit on my back… Continue reading “NDW50 Wk 9: The tough one’s make you stronger (wc 09.01.17)”
Recovering from rest…
7 miles, 1:01:57, 8:51 min/mile, 305ft elevation
A recovery run from, um, a rest day… I’d already decided I wasn’t going to run on New Years Day, hence the horrendous long run attempt on the NDW on Friday, so today’s ‘recovery’ run was somewhat superfluous… An early 7 miles. I missed sunrise I was that early! Continue reading “NDW50 Wk 8: This week summed up in one word. Rain. (wc 02.01.17)”
BIG week this week.
Monday 26th December marked the start of my official 20 week training plan for the NDW50. Eeeeek! (Who starts a training plan on Boxing Day…?)
In 20 weeks I will have run 50 miles.
In one go.
It’s a scary thought & I know those 20 weeks are going to go super quick. Continue reading “NDW50 Wk 7: AKA week one proper (wc 26.12.16)”