3275 total / 0 in 2018

Short term: Just to get out and run. Medium term: Run 2013 kms in 2013. Long term: Run 24,901 miles (Earth's circumference) within the next 20 years.

Simon W. ran: I had a superb commut...

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  • 14 miles
  • 02:16 time
  • 09:27 pace
  • 1350 calories
  • 1207 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 144 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
great Best run of the year 14.34 mi 02:16 09:27 pace

I had a superb commute home this evening. I was full of energy and the weather was perfect for running, so I decided to explore a new route along the picturesque Battersea side of the River Thames. I love the sense of adventure that comes from running in unknown terrain. This is my new favourite route home!

I was also excited about trying out my my new North Face Borealis backpack and new Saucony Kinvara 2 shoes. Both were amazing. The backpack was loaded with 11 pounds (5 kilos) of work stuff but was very comfortable throughout the run. The shoes felt light and roomy; I'm dying to wear them for a tempo run some time soon ;-)

Happy Tuesday friends!

Sunny with patches of cloud. Wind: SW at 7 mph. Humidity: 76%. Temp 8C/ 46F

  • Clint W.
    Clint W.

    Great run Simon! You take home 11 lbs. of work stuff? You need a raise!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Karen J.
    Karen J.

    Heard nothing but good things about Kinvaras. Glad they worked for you! Excellent pace for toting 5 kilos of stuff.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Mia

    Have been missing you Simon!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Chris G.
    Chris G.

    Always such a treat to read your posts. The adventure of a new route -- fun!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Ben K.
    Ben K.

    Nice run Simon. Is the bag full of stuff you really NEED? I'm impressed that you run with it, but could you leave it at work at get it in the morning? After a long run like that there's little I expect I could do the rest of the day. Great run!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Simon W.
    Simon W.

    Thanks friends. @Ben I had too much energy and was worried I would run too fast so I thought lugging some weight would be good resistance training. I wouldn't normally do this for risk of injury so I took a gamble! @Murdo I had 2 'Eat' sandwiches for lunch and a flapjack at 3.30pm. I've found I don't need to refuel during these easy-effort runs. For a morning race I would have cereal, toast or porridge with a banana. Avoid any fat laden foods!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Marc C.
    Marc C.

    Wonderful run. Love that part of London.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy H.

    Nice run Simon! Love it when everything comes together.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Chris K.
    Chris K.

    Great post SImon. You have the best attitude.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Andy S.
    Andy S. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    sounds like you really enjoyed it out there today, Simon! What a nice run!

    about 6 years ago

  • Murdo
    Murdo Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    I have a pair of Kinvaras sitting in a shoebox in my room, gonna break em in at track over the next few weeks. NIce 14, when you do a longer distance in the week, what do you eat at lunch? I'm giving some thought race fuel at the minute..

    about 6 years ago

  • Steve
    Steve You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Epic run Simon!! Glad you're feeling so good buddy, hope your energy rubs off on me!! :D

    about 6 years ago