Last long run today before flying out to California on Wednesday. #97 will be the American River 50 on 4 April.
Did 30 up and down the canal 15 miles out in 2:37:16 and 15 back in 2:36:30 so just about a negative split in running time. (I also had a 8m18 rest at the halfway point which I added to the out leg for a more impressive negative split ...)
No mishaps except for losing my precious tube of Shot Blocks about mile 22 which caused a dip in morale since I then had to do the last 8 with no fuel supplies.
Did a 30-mile canal run today. Quite a number of locks uphill in the first couple of miles, then flat. Very scenic since my local canal borders the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Out to mile 15 then return. Negative split of 9m04. Training value 9/10 I would say - keeping a faster pace on the return leg with the last two miles in particular quite a struggle. Not helped by dropping my tube of Shot Blocks about mile 22 so had to finish without fuel supplies.
I'll do a 20-mile hill run at some point soon.. But first it's the American River 50 on 4 April. Flying out on Wednesday.