Another hot day in Halifax but I've decided to have the same attitiude to running in the sun as I do to running on snow - I'm ignoring it and just running!
I set off with Joanne and Mikala on the 4 mile route and after a steady first mile I began to pick up the pace. By the two miles mark I was pulling ahead a little but the others were working hard to stay with me.
Heading back over the moor I decided I wanted to add a loop to the route but didn't want the ladies to see me detour off and feel that they had to follow. So just after the moor I put in a long burst and pulled ahead enough to be able to turn off up a steep hill and be out of site before they came along.
I was hoping to catch up but the extra quarter mile meant they got back before me as I finished the 4.28 miles in 38:42 for a 9:03 average pace.
Tonight at the club I was joined by Michelle, Mel, Judith, Cheryl, Claire, Liz, Sarah, Dave, Sarah, Steve, Abbie, Lindsey, Kirsty, Tony, Sara, Andrew and Dom. I'd set a longish loop for the newer runners of 4.45 miles which they took at a steady pace and all finished it well.
The quicker group were doing 4 x half mile reps in the business park and my splits started with 3:25 (6:52 pace) and 3:25 (6:50) - I was running with Darren who was keeping me going but on the third I dropped off hi and didn't maintain my pace running 3:34 (7:12). But then on the final one I set off with Darren and stayed with him until just before half way when I felt like I was dropping off a touch so forced myself to go to the front and keep pushing for the finish.
We both finished in 3:15 (6:27 pace) for a good final effort. SWe then ran back to the club to finish with 6.2 miles for the session.
An easy couple of days now before another double day on Thursday.
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