Richmond Park Running

I didn’t run yesterday, not sure why, I was feeling a bit under the weather I suppose and lethargic. I felt really restless by the end of the day though and nearly took myself out for a jog at midnight. Trouble is my routes aren’t really suitable for solitary night time runs. I made sure I was up nice and early this morning to ensure I got some running in.

I went out to Richmond Park with the intention of joining the Nike training run but I miss judged the distance to the start. After walking 6k and finding I was still miles off the start point, I decided to just turn around and run home again.

Its a slightly hillier route than I’m used too but I spent as much time descending as climbing so I still recorded my standard 35 mins for a 5k. I hope I’ll be able to get this down to 30 mins eventually. Richmond Park is quite a good area for running, you can see from the satellite image that their are plenty of route options across the park, I reckon I could get loads of different length routes here. I feel pretty lucky to live around here – I have some really scenic running and cycling routes on my doorstep, which isn’t bad for London.

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It was a bit of a lazy week, I have felt a bit rough, but fortunately I haven’t actually come down with anything so I should be back on track next week. Tomorrow I plan to cram in a 10k run, Shakti has agreed to cycle alongside me with the Stumpjumper, she seems really comfortable on that bike.

Week Commencing

Distance

Time

Av Pace

21/08/06

13.03k

1:31:46

7:02

14/08/06

25.5k

3:05:40

7:16

07/08/06

11.4k

1:23:24

7:24

31/07/06

21.3k

2:40:50

7:33

August Totals

71k

8:41:40

7:20

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