Macclesfield Trail Run

Sometimes it’s great just to drop your training agenda and just run about somewhere. The number of times I am so focused on getting further away (as is the nature of running), I don’t really notice where I am. This time, in the nice weather I decided to take my time and actually look around a bit.

Information that Strava gave me

Information that Strava gave me

Satellite map of the route

Satellite map of the route

Elevation profile

Elevation profile

If I was training hard, this is what I’d call one of my ‘two peaks runs’. There’s loads of hills round here and in a standard mid-week hill session, I would aim to hit two of them in a training run and keep a good tempo. In this instance, they were Tegg’s Nose and Shutlingsloe.

I’ll be back to proper training at the weekend; with a route, a pace, a goal in mind before setting off. just occasionally though, it’s nice just to head out of the house with no plan whatsoever and run somewhere with no thought attached. Especially living round here, I’d be foolish to not pay attention to the area once in a while.

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