Increase the mileage
After the somewhat slow yet steady start to this year’s running, and to the LETJOG14 challenge, I wanted to increase the mileage this week.
15 miles average per week is the target, I was way down on the first week, just a little over on the second, and needed to catch up a bit this week.
Warwick Castle Half Marathon
Whilst I am clocking up the miles for the LETJOG14 challenge, I am also in training for the Warwick Castle Half Marathon which is at end of March. I got my half marathon PB of 1h 43m 34s there last year; in the rain, wind and snow that battered us around the hilly course. I’m not sure I am going to be able to match it this year, but anywhere around the 1h 50 mark would be good.
Sunday – 6.4 miles (click here) What was initialy going to be a simple 5 miler, ended up being a little extra. I’d wanted to run a bit further past Hatfield Peverel and up towards Witham, but this meant running alongside the A12. Nothing bad about that, except the part I wanted to run along was notorious for accidents. I bit the bullet and went for it. The traffic tearing past me at 70mph was ok once I had got used to it, but a little daunting to start with.
Tuesday – 3.7 miles (click here) A lunchtime run at work, cool and fresh (the weather, not me), and plenty of pedestrians and cyclists to dodge. A pretty quick pace.
Wednesday – 7.2 miles (click here) A steady evening run around the village and out towards Springfield and back. A good route, couple of teasing hills, the only downside is having to cross a couple of roads on busy roundabouts….where drivers feel the need not to indicate (very frustrating).
Thursday – 3.7 miles (click here) Another brisk canter around the streets of London. Beginning to enjoy this route and run pace. Will look to incorporate a few hundred more yards, 4 miles would be nice.
Saturday – 3.8 miles (click here) A quick (well, much quicker than I intended to be) run around the village, all miles coming in under 8 minutes. Happy with that.
Weekly total = 24.8 miles
Total covered this year = 49.2 miles
Distance left to cover = 824.8 miles.