4981 total / 0 in 2018

New year and new goals, first in line is to go back and run The Highland Fling, unfinished business with this one and The Devil O The Highlands Foot Race

James Day ran: I wasn't sure I was g...

Track and share your training!

Dailymile makes it easy to keep track of your workouts. Map your routes and share with a community of active people.

  • 8 miles
  • 01:04 time
  • 07:59 pace
  • 1077 calories
  • 764 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
good The DeVilla Forest Trail Race 12.89 km 01:04 07:59 pace

I wasn't sure I was going to make this race today after my long run yesterday but my legs felt fine this morning and my foot was just a little stiff around the big toe joint. I started off fairly conservatively and controlled. I Ran at a steady 4:49- 5:05 for a while then I saw the sign for 10k, now that was a surprise, my garmin only showed 7.5k, It must have been the fastest ever 10k in my life, but alas it was a fuck up, the front two runners took the wrong route and everyone followed, so the marshals took a decision to change the route at that point cutting the race to just under 13k. At that point I decided to push the last few kilometres increasing my pace to 4:38 - 4:35 the last kilometre was a sprint with two runners at my heels forcing a 3:55 out of me. Glad I went along this morning, thoroughly enjoyed this mud fest of a run.

  • Tracy S.
    Tracy S.

    It sounds like an interesting run with the error and change of distance. You did great and I'm very impressed with your smashing final kilometre. WTG!

    almost 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Sang Y.
    Sang Y.

    Woohoo! strong finish!

    almost 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Mel Z.
    Mel Z.

    Wow - brilliant finish! Must have been interesting for the race directors to decide what to do. And 3:55 at the end of a 10 km ! That's some mighty fine kick there!

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Kelly L.
    Kelly L.

    Awesome job James! Killer pace for a trail run and amazing strong finish!

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Garybaldimort

    Cracking run James

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Tabatha H.
    Tabatha H.

    Blazin' Fast. Quick thinking from the race directors.

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Steve M.
    Steve M.

    nice race after the monster run

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Philip V.
    Philip V.

    Nice trail race James, and a great pace to go with it!

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Laura
    Laura Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Nice work after yesterday long run James. Speedy pace there too :))

    almost 5 years ago

  • Peneloperae Congrats

    Just amazing James!!! That is one hell of a fast run!! Impressive :)

    almost 5 years ago

  • John B.
    John B. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Big congrats! Excellent effort after such a long run so close.

    almost 5 years ago