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🏃 Aerobic Endurance Run - 70min Z2 | 6:08/km | 1:10:36 | 11.51km | 1431kcal
Rounding off the week with a 70 min LSR. Out on the Leeds Liverpool Canal past the Turf, dropping back into Burnley down Trafalgar Street and Centenary Way. Another lucky break in the weather.
🏃 Strength Endurance Run - 6x90s HR | 5:49/km | 52:52 | 9.09km | 1016kcal
Didn’t feel rested enough for a day out walking with the mountaineering club, so made do with an unexpected hill rep session between the showers. Progressing well through half marathon training plan now.
Maintaining strength and flexibility has always been my weakness both as a climber, and triathlete.
Discovered this heritage tramway and museum while at Heaton Park for todays half marathon.
Looked great, but felt too rough after the run to explore further.
Photo of the finish line at Run Aintree Half Marathon yesterday - but did somebody shrink my legs?
Extra proud of my Burnley Parkrun effort this morning, a big jump over any 5km I’ve ran in almost 7 years. I could feel the extra strength from resistance work, and much more to come.
Nice way to start a marathon training block!
This weeks long run was a 15km out and back on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, between the two storms.
From Barden Marina, East becomes more green and rural, West more industrial heritage.
I opted for East, up to Barrowford Reservoir (which was pretty much empty) and back.
#ukrunchat #burnley #pendle #lancashire #barrowford #barrowfordlocks #barrowfordreservoir #exploring #marathontraining
Running through Towneley Park towards the end of a tough run through Burnley in the wind.
Such that a gust nearly lifted me off the embankment at the mile and deposited me in Leeds Liverpool Canal.
#ukrunchat #marathontraining #canalrunning #burnley #running #exploring #lancashire
Looking back across Burnley towards Trawden Forest.
Tough long Padiham circuit, with most of the climbing coming early.
Long run up to 17km now - so getting in a good place for Manchester Marathon early April.
#ukrunchat #marathontraining #longslowrun #burnley #lancashire #exploring #manchestermarathon #greatnorthwesthalfmarathon
Hilly and dreich, but fun, 14km circuit around Burnley this morning.
Good to see / feel improvement from earlier runs up from Barrowford. Though running low and really needed to fuel on last climb.
#ukrunchat #marathontraining #burnley #exploring #nofilter #pendle #barrowford #nelson #marsden
Iâve become increasingly good at getting training volume in over the last few years, without getting the results that I wanted out of that in terms of competitiveness and weight.
With two marathons this year and as many Parkruns that @craftedbypanda allows me out for, I need to be leaner, lighter and faster.
One of the changes Iâm making in 2022 is to maintain a food diary. Iâm using nutracheck, but plenty of other options out there. I wonât achieve my goals by training alone.
Mainly to keep myself accountable while working next door to the kitchen, and to run a flight calorie deficit to reduce weight slowlyâ¦. also to make sure that I fuel correctly for training and recovery.
About 21lbs to go to a sensible race weightâ¦
#ukrunchat #weightloss #2022
My veloviewer infographic for 2021.
In 2021 I rode (mainly) and ran 5,690km in 229h across 207 active days.
In 2022 the balance will tilt more towards run, with Brighton (April) and London (October) marathons and wanting to speed up the faster distances.
#ukrunchat #virtualcycling #veloviewer #stravastats
Something weird about spending a few hours with 60,000 people.