Cheers J Swizzle. Better to have a strong finish with more in the tank than blow up from going out too quick. I assume the laps were only a short distance? One of my 1 min reps yesterday was at 4:41 pace which for me was going some. Really puts things into perspective when elite marathoners can do that kind of pace for just over two hours and I can't manage two minutes!
3 hour run completed. Certainly not enjoyable as it was cold, wet and windy plus there were some seriously dangerous drivers out; one nearly clipped me on a quiet road (I was facing oncoming traffic) as he didn't budge one bit over to the right so left me with about a foot to squeeze through. Then shortly after another nearly clipped me who was going in the same direction as me so was clearly well over the right hand side of the road. Anyway, it's by far my longest duration training run and made sure I kept it at a slower pace than the 20 miler a few weeks ago. Managed just over 23 miles at 7:46 mm.
I hope everyone else has had better weather for their runs. Not too long to go now!
Busy week at work so only 2 runs (1x5 miles, 1x4.5 miles with 10x1min reps) since Sunday's half. 3 hour run tomorrow which will be my longest ever training run. Will not be pushing for pace but want to spend time on my feet.
TW half yesterday. Managed 1:27:01 so better than I expected and 6 minutes quicker than Tonbridge in October. Still not getting in as many miles as I'd like due to work but I am trying to make sure every run is a solid session.
Well done on all the other good runs and best to learn from the bad ones. As Swizzle said, better to have them now than in 7 weeks.
Swizzle - I avoided the problem of my mile reminders and over-checking of my watch by not wearing one. This wasn't intentional, just because my watch was out of juice (school boy error). I might consider this for future runs but not Brighton.