It's a good job I didn't see the weather forecast this morning!
MrBeanz took me out to about 14 miles from home for me to run back.
It was drizzling when we set off so I decided on cap not woolly hat and Aldi gilet not Ron Hill fleecy gilet - good decisions both.
So out in Derbyshire and of course the route starts off UP. I decide a warm-up walk is in order! I plan to run at MHR 140 instead of 145 to see if that helps me survive better at the end.
All seems to be going ok though I seem to have hydrated too well and need to find a convenient hedge - which I do in mile 3.
Soon after that the valley opens out and I discover there's a strong wind from the south and I'm running into it and it is full of water!
Running to HR and walking at the end of each mile are soon abandoned - it's much better to run than walk in this weather.
So I plod along ticking off the miles, wringing out my gloves periodically and trying to keep energy levels up. With a mixture of lucozade, High 5 qels and glucose tablets.
13 miles happens as I reach killer hill so I decide to walk the last bit.
13.8 miles 3:11:46 AHR 137
I am on the road again so more numbers when I get home.
|1||13:56||127||5 min walk then run|
|3||12:58||138||phew more comfortable now!|
|5||13:33||144||aagh into the wind and rain - got to keep running|
|7||14:06||138||pause to wring out gloves - again|
|0.8||16:32||130||walking up the hill|
|13.8||13:53||137||3:11:46 1763 Calories!|