Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days

The first three weeks of April have proven to be some of the best running ever for me. I’ve felt motivated and wanted to put in the miles consistently. It’s no surprise then that I have clocked up my 100-mile goal in the first 3 weeks of the month.

As well as my usual routes this week I also drove out and ran part of the Cleveland Way too. I won’t be easing up either, I’m now targeting a 200km month too.

Monday

The week started with my favourite 10k trail run of the moment, plus a little extra. Feeling happy and motivated.

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Tuesday

On Tuesday I tried out my new Adidas Falcons for the first time. They felt good and I put in a solid 5 miles, looping close to home in case I had any issues with the new shoes.

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Wednesday

Just a quick 5km on Wednesday. I was thinking about a rest day but in the end, I couldn’t resist a little trot.

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Thursday

The Wombleton loop 10k that I love to do. Early morning and country lanes make a great combination.

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Friday

Good Friday. It sure was a great Friday. I did a route I have run for a while now and it was just perfect weather for it too. My right leg was feeling a little iffy but manageable.

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Saturday

On Saturday morning we were in Helsmley and I found myself at the start of the Cleveland Way. I knew this route passes Rievaulx Abbey so I looked it up and realises it would make a great 5 mile out and back route. So, that evening I went back and ran it.

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

As it was still quite warm I decided to leave Duke at home. I felt really weird running without him and I also felt really guilty as he would have loved this route.

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | Rievaulx Abbey | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

I was running at a steady pace and arrive at Rievaulx Abbey in about 30 minutes. I took a few photos then turned on my heels and went back the way I came.

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | Cleveland Way | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

The route is quite up and down and certainly keeps you on your toes.

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | Helmsley Castle | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Coming back down the trail towards Helsmley you get a fantastic view of the castle. What a view it is!

Sunday

A rest day of no running. But, we hit the beach today at Skinningrove and had a great time.

Running Dad Diaries: 100 Miles in 20 Days | Skinningrove beach | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Hows your running going?

Thanks for reading.

Dave


 

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