Friday 23rd October
7.8 miles, 1:05:42, 8.25 avg pace
Woo hoo, longest run yet and was way better than Wednesdays run
Felt strong throughout and felt really fresh afterwards
During the first mile the legs were still feeling a little tired from Wednesday nights circuits, and first mile took 9.34 to complete
. During this mile I made up my mind that I wasn't going to go for the full 7.8, that I'd do 6.25 instead. Then I decided that I'd do a different route approx 5 miles, and then I just went for it.
Between mile 1 and mile 5.4 I reckon I was going at a little under 7.20 pace
. I took RoyMcC's advice and got a nice long flat section of road to run along and it really did feel much easier than the hillier stuff I have been on.
Then I finished with 2.4 miles of fairly consistent climb to get home. I lost a lot of time on this section, but got two boosts of energy along the way. Firstly my box of High 5 arrived from wiggle yesterday, I know that they should really be for longer runs than today, but I did only get them yesterday!! My God, are energy gels possibly the most disgusting texture you'd ever have to slid down your gizzard? Anyway, didn't get sick so no harm done. Secondly got the heart put across my by some lady walking into work in dark clothing. I had seen not a soul for approx 6 miles and then she just appears from nowhere.
Anyway, am still buzzing after this mornings run as might be obvious, so will leave it at that