LSR followed by slow walk on Dartmoor

The weather forecast was excellent for today, I knew I had to get the LSR in early to be able to enjoy some family time with hubby and Madam. When I got up at 6 a.m to let the cat out (soon he will be slippers) I scoffed a banana, before heading back to bed for 45 minutes. On the way out the door I grabbed a handful of haribo sweets and a bottle of water, not ideal fuel but anything more would have delayed my exit. It was a beautiful morning, but it was cold. Fortunately is warmed up quite quickly.

Love the signs of spring en route.




This was a new route, an amalgamation of some of last weeks run with a loop added on that I used to do with the old running group. It was mostly off-road, through muddy, squelchy fields, through muddy footpaths, over stiles, up hills,  through kissing gates, over bridges, through woods, over and round fallen trees, up stairs, down stairs and along an old disused no longer railed railway line. All this plus a dodgy tummy led to a slow time but today it was about the miles, not the speed. I planned on doing 13 miles, but the route was longer than I thought, it turned out to be 15 miles, in fact if I had run home it would have been 16 miles, but I walked the last mile. On a positive note, it was a nice run, over all terrains and when the marathon training plan says run 16 miles I have a great route to do.

Quick shower, cup of tea, within half an hour we were out the door to Dartmoor. I love Dartmoor, it is beautiful and up by Haytor you can see for miles. We had a nice walk round, gently for me as my feet were sore. Madam made friends with some Dartmoor ponies, it was a great afternoon rounded off nicely at the local pub for dinner, we even sat outside! Here are some photos of our fabulous afternoon.

PS- I am REALLY tired!

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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13 Responses to LSR followed by slow walk on Dartmoor

  1. TartanJogger says:

    I hope you’re having a well earned rest tonight! Gorgeous views!

  2. theblogrunner says:

    I’m not surprised you’re tired after all that. Got to be worth it for the lovely pics though. 🙂

  3. iwalkicycle says:

    Wow! Amazing distance and you have such stamina to go back out after half an hour! Beautiful pics too!

  4. winsometahn says:

    Lovely photos again! Looks like it was a fab day for a trail run then a walk.

  5. Love the photos and well done on the LSR 🙂

  6. The ponies look really tame!

  7. Red Hen says:

    Wow! Fantastic LSR! And all on a few miserable little sweets! You must have been ravenous yesterday.

  8. What a lovely way to spend the day (apart for the running bit!!!). Lovely photos too. X

  9. paigesato says:

    Haribo are so much better than anything that’s marketed as “nutrition” or “fuel.” Beautiful scenery.

  10. Here in New Enlgand it is still the middle of winter. No flowers to be seen. We did 20 miles on Sunday and then I ate like a horse.
    Hope your training is going well.

    • shazruns says:

      Well done on your 20 miles. I had a huge bowl of spaghetti Bol and it seemed to not even fill the gap, an hour later I was ravenous again. Hope spring makes it your way soon

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