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First Lump Of Training Done

The month of June has ended, and with it comes an arbitrary line in the training diary. This was the first out of four months of preparation for the GOW100. The aim here was just to set the pattern of training and cover the time frames of the main sessions. I erred on the side of keeping the pace on the slower side of everything. The stimulus was meant to come from the increase in volume and the day after day of running. If my body could absorb this, then I could attach some actual pace goals to my training.

Did it go to plan?

Almost, is the short answer.

The longer version is...

...the first week of June didn't count as I was still on holidays. For the remainder of the month I covered 300km. During this time my Garmin FR220 decided to stop working. Which turned out to be a pretty good thing for the month. I used the Strava app on some select runs, a stop watch when at the track, and for the rest of my runs I just looked at the clock at home when I left and returned from my runs. …