To the Windmill via the Thames and Richmond Park returning via Beverley Brook

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Took the very long way to the windmill, taking the Thames as far as the turn off for Petersham Gate, then into the park, around the outside to Robin Hood Gate, and then into Wimbledon Common, up to the Windmill and then back via Putney Heath, Putney Park Lane and Barnes Common, finally onto the Beverley Brook trail.

Felt pretty good most of the way around, even with the hills and a final progression push for the last 2km (which worked better for the first of the two, although the bridge probably impeded the second a little).

Boosted my confidence after the last two weekend long runs where I didn't meet my goals - here I had two copout options - an Oyster card in my pocket, and the option of continuing around Richmond Park rather than heading into the hills of Wimbledon Common. However, I felt strong enough not to need either, in spite of the 10km yesterday which was supposed to put some tiredness in my legs!

Date: 
03/04/2011
Category: 
run
Duration: 

02:35

Pace: 
05:32
Distance (km): 
28.10
Purpose: 
endurance