This morning I was up and out by 7.30am and took my motor bike to Clydebank where I met Marco, Thomas & Joe for a run on the Kilpatrick Hills.
Joe was already at the car park when I arrived. Thomas followed closely behind then Marco turned up just after 8am with some excuse of not getting up until 7.30am and needing his breakfast before we started!!
This was the second time I’ve ran with Marco on this route. The first was in December when we waded through knee deep snow for most of it. I was looking forward to being able to run more of this time. I was also interested to see get an idea of where I am fitness wise.
Once we were all ready we took a photo and then set off ….
|Marco, Thomas, Joe & Me ready to start|
I was feeling really good right from the start and was determined to run nice and steady. The other thing I was working on was my food. I’d worked out what I wanted to eat over the 3.5hrs or so and was able to keep to that.
Marco took us on a slightly different route to last time adding in another hill early on. It looked very different without all the snow but did mean that we could run a lot more than last time and it was a lot quicker!
|Thomas, Marco & Joe at the first trig point|
|Joe, Me & Marco at the next Trig point|
|Eating my mashed potato|
We ran down the hill towards the car park and both Marco and Joe took a tumble on the icy path. Thankfully both were okay though it winded Marco and his breathing was affected for awhile.
|Thomas and Marco give me a lift!|
We ran over a field and forest and than came on a path above the whw route past Dumgoyne. I drank my hot chocolate which was cold by then but still very nice and some juicy mixed fruit which I could eat no problem. We then dropped down onto the whw path, stopping for a photo!
|Thomas, Me & Joe with Dumgoyne in the background|
We ran along the whw path for a couple of miles before heading up the road over some more fields and then back to the car park for our final photo …
|Me, Joe, Thomas & Marco|
So it was another excellent run. I was really encouraged with my run and felt really strong right through to the end.
I’ve put the rest of the photos on my Facebook Page
On this run I ate …
1 slice of peanut butter and jam – 350kcal
I large scoop of mashed potato (with double cream and butter) – 200kcal
50g of mixed fruit – 150kcal
100ml hot chocolate (with extra skimmed milk powder and double cream) – 250kcal
Plus 500ml of water
Next week I’ll be building up to our long run on the whw. We are doing Drymen to Beinglas Farm (29-30miles). Can’t wait!
Sun 23rd Jan Run Details
19.17miles in 3hrs 34mins 31secs (11.12pace)