Trail run54:15 9.01 km (6:01 / km) +224m5:21 / km ahr:144 max:169 shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 20 (orange)
Horrible day, lots of major heavy rain and some hail. However, when it got to 4 it was actually sunny so I figured that I should get out as it may not be as nice tomorrow. Legs feeling better, but did give then a good massage last night, so that's positive. Running okay but without too much oomph, so tired by the time I got to the top and was ready for the second half to be down hill. Very wet underfoot and plenty of signs that it will also shortly be very muddy. Much cooler than yesterday.
Trail run1:04:24 11.04 km (5:50 / km) +227m5:17 / km ahr:138 max:163 shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 20 (orange)
Bumped into Jules behind the Ty Nant while waiting to bump into Martyn. Good to catch up with him. Martyn not in a very motivated mood, so started easy, which was grand with me. Took an unusual loop along the the edge of the motorway and when we got to the road at the end Martyn said 'I've never run up this one' so I said, you go up the road and turn right, and I'll go up the bridleway way and see you at the top'. Of course Martyn wasn't able to follow those directions, so we never saw each other again. I did guess what he'd done but he was long gone by the time I got around to where he went. Quads quite tight after the road yesterday and feeling a bit tired in general, so effort was quite easy. Also quite dark by the time I finished.
Road run43:18 9.04 km (4:47 / km) +74m4:36 / km ahr:152 max:161 shoes: Asics trail (orange)
To Gabalfa. Cut it a bit tight and didn't have enough time to stop sweating before heading inside. She was running late though so was able to go and stand in the cold again! Legs not enjoying the tarmac but also working okay at the same time. More new roads for me as well.
Road run38:55 8.01 km (4:51 / km) +44m4:44 / km ahr:152 max:161 shoes: Asics trail (orange)
Back home. Odd session this, as the half hour break between is enough to get cool but not enough to recover, so by the the time I get home it feels like I've been on the road for quite a while. Put a bit of effort in for the last 500m.
Trail run37:10 6.01 km (6:11 / km) +174m5:24 / km ahr:143 max:162 shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 20 (orange)
Allowed over the river! Silly lock down rules. Like this loop, as nice trail (but quite wet and muddy today) and not too much climb. Feeling comfortable and quads quite happy - bought a massage gun last week and have been giving them about 5 minutes each every day, appears to be working as they've been compliant all week.
Trail run1:19:01 12.37 km (6:23 / km) +413m5:28 / km ahr:145 max:176 shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 20 (orange)
Last day of RCT freedom, so drove to the opposite end of the county to explore (third time in a week in Aberdare!). had been planning alonger one but got to the top of the hill and my legs said, "do you know what? we're not keen on doing that much more today", so planned a shorter route back. Apart from that, the legs were actually pretty good, it was also a lovely evening and the route was quite interesting, so good trip. Made it home with 10 minutes to spare before lock down started.