On the Run!

(Boy it’s hot!) 20.07.16

Run date: Wednesday 20 July 2016

Set-off time: 6.10 am

Pace: 9.54 mins/mile

Distance: 6.1 miles

Total run time: 1 hour, 0 mins:36 secs

Terrain/landscape: tarmac then gravel track, fluctuating gradient (but never steep)

Weather conditions: HOT – somewhere between 19 and 23 degrees Celsius.

The route:


Music of choice: A beautiful, soul-bursting dash of Kate Tempest, thank you very much:

Fuel? Runner’s World recommends you try and eat before heading out. I was already getting up at 5.55am, so not wanting to be up a-munching an hour before I tried a different tack – 1/2 a teaspoon of honey and some lemon Robinson’s for my route. I have no idea if either of these things helped – my body felt like I was having to drag it round my course. I don’t know if it was the heat, the fact we ate a 13-vegetable meal with scant protein and no carbs last night, the fact it’s the farthest I’ve run since my op…or heck, all of these.

To sum up: Chuffed really, with being able to complete a 6-er on my third run back in. It was tough, but now I’ve got that lovely warm fizz in my muscles, and that beacon-red afterglow.

What’s the plan now? I want to continue exploring fuelling properly – making the weekend my test bed.


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