Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training

Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training. Hello friends, so how are you today?

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
Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training

Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training:

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!!

Also 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.

The Last Mile:

Last Mile: 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 familiar sight of my fan club (husband and son!!) cheering me on. I decided to dig deep and drop the irritating man once and for all!! I seemed to sprint all the way to the finish line and boy did it feel good!!!




Avg Pace


Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training:

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!!

Pace: 08:07 min/mi | Avg Moving Pace: 08:04 min/mi | Best Pace:  05:29 min/mi

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Sunshine On A Rainy Day: This Weeks Training.
Claire Justine
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  1. 15 August 2011 / 07:24

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

  2. stochat
    15 August 2011 / 04:16

    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!!

  3. 13 August 2011 / 05:31

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

  4. Elle
    13 August 2011 / 04:07

    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!

  5. fancy nancy
    13 August 2011 / 01:02

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

  6. getfitchick
    12 August 2011 / 23:44

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

  7. 12 August 2011 / 17:26

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

  8. Reyna @fashionmist♥
    12 August 2011 / 14:36

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

  9. Belinda
    12 August 2011 / 14:56

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

  10. Stephanie
    12 August 2011 / 13:05

    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.