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.
The week started with my favourite 10k trail run of the moment, plus a little extra. Feeling happy and motivated.
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.
Just a quick 5km on Wednesday. I was thinking about a rest day but in the end, I couldn’t resist a little trot.
The Wombleton loop 10k that I love to do. Early morning and country lanes make a great combination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The route is quite up and down and certainly keeps you on your toes.
Coming back down the trail towards Helsmley you get a fantastic view of the castle. What a view it is!
A rest day of no running. But, we hit the beach today at Skinningrove and had a great time.
Hows your running going?
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