What: 8.23k largely off road Why: what I need to do! Trying to shift the weight but it is still a case of train heavy, race light. Heading in the right direction (10st6 compared with 10-9 on Aug 1st...and just under 10 on May1st).
Very cloudy and grey so will leave cricket watching until this pm.
MrV: sorry things didn't go to plan. Have you done GNR before? Can't remember. Only done it once and I found the first 4 miles or so a nightmare as it took so long to get into my running: in fact the first 10k was slower than the last 11. The slow start did help with pacing in a way as there was never a danger of going off too hard and I was able to stick the boot in for the next 8 or 9 miles.
TR: well done! And you can definitely go much faster on the right day/course.
End of month stats: exactly 200k run, all slow. Highest total for many a year, I suspect. Now to gain strength through the slow running and try to remain injury free. Hamstrings are still tight though! May include a few strides, and they will be included in my totals. Nothing too fast or too long though.