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Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training

Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training.

This month I have decided not to take part in the 3-in-30 challenge as with the kids off school, routine as gone out the window.

I am still getting time to keep my running up so Fitness Friday is still here.

Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training

Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training:

This week I have had the chance to do another race.

2 in just over a week is unusual for me as the last time before these were 3 months ago.

This time I wasn’t too excited about running as it was raining and very slippery in places.

I psyched myself up and did it and so pleased with myself.

My time was 47:44 for the distance of 5.87 miles.

Which according to my sports watch shows I burnt 700 calories ( a large cake and glass of wine) that’s one reason I like running!


Distance:5.87 mi
Elevation Gain:261 ft
Calories:699 C

Mile 1: I set off at a good pace and tried to keep with the flow, the first mile as always feels hard and I think to myself at this stage why do I run?

Mile 2: This pace felt quick but nothing I couldn’t handle I just hoped I could keep it up until the end of the race.

Mile 3: Still felt good holding onto my target pace then suddenly a steep seemingly never ending hill and my pace was now dropping., but I felt strong and eventually I reached the top. At the start of the hill I had the heaviest breathing runner ever in my shadow little did I know this man would stay with me until the end of the race. I could have done with earplugs or a Usain Bolt type sprint to get rid of him!!

Mile 4: This is where the pace began to feel very hard work but I kept hanging on in there, with this man still breathing heavily behind me.

Mile 5: Starting to tire now another hill but nowhere as bad as the first one even past a couple of men at this stage which felt good.

Mile 6: Really tired now but knew I had to dig deep and pick up the pace was this possible i did not know we shall soon find out!! There was a really sharp bend and I had to go really wide as I didn’t want to hurt myself. This is where the heavy breather man took the short route and nearly got in front of me, but I pushed the pace and held on to my position.The last stretch was hard work I even passed 2 more men but another man came from nowhere flying past me.This is where I started to feel sick I felt like I had done my best and could not run any more. I was going to let the heavy breather man past just to rest my ears, what does it matter? Then with less then ½ mile to go a familar sight of my fan club (husband and son!!) cheering me on. I deceided to dig deep and drop the irratating man once and for all!! I seemed to sprint all the way to the finish line and boy did it feel gooood!!!




Avg Pace


I love the rain it even though it was slippy I ran 20 seconds faster on a longer distance than last week.So sunshine on a rainy day it was!!….

Avg Pace: 08:07 min/mi

Avg Moving Pace: 08:04 min/mi

Best Pace:  05:29 min/mi

Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training

Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training.

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10 comments so far.

10 responses to “Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Hi there! Thank you for following me – I just wanted to let you know that I am returning the favor as your newest follower. :)Wow! You seem to be doing GREAT! I just recently (VERY recently) started running again. You are an inspiration! :)I look forward to hearing/reading more from you. I hope you'll come back and visit me from time to time.

  2. Belinda says:

    That looks like a good time to me (a non-runner).following from boost my blog hop.

  3. Reyna @fashionmist♥ says:

    I actually started running two days ago! It feels great to be in shape and accomplish something! xx

  4. Thank you all for your lovely comments yes i will be coming back to visit/follow 🙂

  5. getfitchick says:

    Awesome narrative of the race! I have decided to take up running and will begin on Monday – wish me luck!

  6. fancy nancy says:

    Following you from the blog hop for Fitness Friday! Way to rock it in the rain!!

  7. Elle says:

    Nice going… great times!Found you on the Fitness Friday Blog Hop today. I kinda like running in the rain too if it light rain… I hate hats!

  8. Hi thanks for all the comments all the best with your running getfitchick 🙂

  9. stochat says:

    Hi I found you on Jills blog hop. I'm not running righ now. It's too hot in TX. But I've been doing P90X. You're an inspiration!!

  10. Thank you stochat,woo the P90X sounds good i would love to try this one 🙂

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