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Late

I was late getting up, late out of the house, late to the gym and therefore not in the right frame of mind to run. Did 20 minutes less than I should have.

Running notes
Route: Gym
Height climbed: Flat
Time started: 07:16
Total time: 1:00
Total distance: 11.5km
Runner’s condition: Late

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Heartbreak hills

Again. Nearly gave up at 5 reps.

Running notes
Route: My flat to Bellevue road, hill repeats and then home via Buitengracht
Height climbed: A lot
Time started: 10:26 (public holiday)
Total time: 1:20 ish
Total distance: 11km ish
Temperature: 25˚
Runner’s condition: Went out too late – way too hot

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Monday night mountain run

Legs like lead, not pleasant but the autumn sunset was amazing.

Running notes
Route: Kloof Nek car park to the Lower Cable Station turn at the end of the tarmac on Tafelberg Road and back
Height climbed: 180m
Time started: 17:48
Total time: 1:20
Total distance: 12.5km
Weather conditions: Clear with great sunset
Temperature: 20˚
Runner’s condition: Knackered

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A very long walk with a little bit of running

The sweat dripping down my back this morning was not because of the exertion, but entirely due to the serious and extraordinarily large intake of beer last night. I’d gone out to meet a friend at the local for a ‘quick drink’ that saw me leaving approximately 4 hours later. Today, the living hell of a nauseous stomach was compounded by a hot day. This meant I could hardly run up the hills, let along down them without stabbing pains. You can see why I walked… oh well at least I got out.

Running notes
Route: My flat to Klook Nek via Buitengracht to the end of Signal Hill and back the same way I’d come
Height climbed: 300m
Time started: 10:41
Total time: 2:11
Total distance: 16km
Temperature: 26˚
Runner’s condition: Nasty

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Four hours spare? Who fancies a marathon before lunch?

Another long training run. Not quite a marathon but pretty much there, I mean once you’ve run 38km, whats a couple of ks? Sigh. Still next week is the Four Hills training run (56km) and then we’re tapering. Just got to hold this together for a bit longer.

Running notes
Route: Chapman’s Peak Hotel up and over Chapman’s Peak, through Sun Valley to Fish Hoek, back and including a little detour up Sir Lowry’s Pass, back through Noordhoek and back to the hotel.
Height climbed: ?
Time started: 06:30
Total time: 4:17
Total distance: 38.5km
Temperature: 18˚
Runner’s condition: Okay

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One at a time

Really tough this morning.

Running notes
Route: My flat to Bellevue road, hill repeats and then home via Buitengracht
Height climbed: A lot
Time started: 06:49
Total time: 1:20
Total distance: 11km
Temperature: 15˚
Runner’s condition: Fine

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