I’m a bit behind in my posting, not that anyone’s noticed.

Saturday was my last run for week 6 and I was mostly able to avoid running in the rain.  There were a few moments where it rained for about 30 seconds, but it wasn’t too bad.  Most of the issues that I encountered on the run was down to poor fuelling and the insane gusty winds.

Overall, I felt that the run was ok, but I wasn’t at all pleased with the mile splits or how long it took overall.  I really must find a way to pace myself better and work to address running in windy conditions.  I did enjoy listening to one of the new Blake’s 7 audiobooks for the first half of the run, so that was probably the best part about it!

Roll on week 7!

 

Overall distance for week 6: 20.18

Overall distance for week 5: 18.12

Overall distance for week 4: 17.05

Overall distance for week 3: 18.15

Overall distance for week 2: 14.08

Overall distance for week 1: 12.70

Yesterday’s run was challenging.  My legs were aching something fierce from 2 hours of Pilates but I still went out and got the run done anyways.  My pace wasn’t what it should have been, but considering I was roasting in capris, had sore legs, and had gusting winds in my face on the return, it was as good as it was going to get.

It was meant to be a steady paced 4.5 miler, but in the end it was a fairly slow paced 4.5 miler!

Today’s run was meant to be a slower paced 11 minute mile run but as it was windy and raining when I left for the gym, I banged out 3 miles in just under 30 minutes on the treadmill!

I was glad I pushed myself as I’ve been feeling pretty frustrated that I’ve not been able to hold this pace on the longer runs.  I know I can, I just find it hard.  Hopefully, I will see some improvement by October!

I’m really looking forward to my 8 miler on Saturday.  I’m hoping it’s not too rainy as I really do not want to run it indoors.  I’m especially excited as I still have brand new Blake’s 7 to listen to that I’ve been saving for my long runs.

Welcome to week 6 and summer in Glasgow (meaning the handful of days where it gets above 20C!)!

The basics:

Run designation: steady

Distance: 4.5 miles

Intended pace: 10-10:30 min/mile

Actual pace: 11’50” average 🙄

How did the run go?

As soon as I walked outside this morning I knew there was no way I was going to manage a 10 minute mile.  It was HOT and I suck at maintaining that pace on the best of days.  So I just ran because I like running and enjoyed the weather and the sun, although at points I did question my sanity for not waiting until now when it happened to be far cooler to run.

The rest of the week looks to be very rainy, so I bet the next two runs will be indoors.  I am hoping for a break over the weekend for my 8 miler.

Like I said in the previous post, this just hasn’t been my week.  It was supposed to be miserable all today and of course it was raining when I left for the gym.  The entire time I was there, it didn’t rain.  Of course it didn’t.

The basics:

Run designation: easy, slow

Distance: 6 miles

Intended pace: 11 minutes per mile

Actual pace: 11’21” average pace

How did the run go?

All things considered, it was ok.  I wasn’t thrilled about the treadmill, but it was pouring when I left, so I figured it was the safest bet.  Next week I will need to run outside as I’m certainly not running on the treadmill for 8 miles!

 

Overall distance for week 5: 18.12

Overall distance for week 4: 17.05

Overall distance for week 3: 18.15

Overall distance for week 2: 14.08

Overall distance for week 1: 12.70

 

This week really hasn’t been my week.  I’ve just had a few mediocre runs and I’ve been very tired.  I know I planned to blog every workout, but it feels like I’m just writing this to myself most of the time.  I’ve not had a comment posted since I posted about my viva.  Not to say that people aren’t reading.  I’m sure there are some people who are.  It’s just nice to get a comment every now and again, and well, my viva was in December so. . . .

The basics: 

Run designation: steady

Distance: 4.5 miles

Intended pace: 10-10:30 min/mile

Actual pace: not even close at 11’09” on average.

How did the run go?

When I went out on Thursday, I knew I’d never hit the intended pace, so I just went out and ran the distance.  It wasn’t as warm or humid as it had been on Wednesday, thankfully.  It was a bit breezy still and I found it a bit difficult to run as I returned back, running into the wind.  I’m just glad I was able to get the mileage in.