Sounds good Hanster, 96 miles sounds pretty awesome to me! This coming week looks like it will be my highest mileage week: Tues: 1M warmup, 5x1M fast with 2 min recoveries, 1M cooldown Wed: 8M easy Thurs: 5M incl 3M HMP Sat: 3M easy Sun: 20M (10M easy and 10M MP)
Hanster, that’s a cracking long run, well done. Keep that confidence going!
I got a PB too! Woop woop! Angela did a great job of predicting my time – I stopped my watch at 1:52:27.
My plan was to aim for 1h55 – when I told my husband that he misunderstood and thought I meant I’d be finishing at 1:55pm. Er, no, not planning on taking 4.5 hours actually sweetheart! So, I was aiming on setting out at about 8:45 min/miles and was surprised to see my time for the first mile was 8:20! My splits were a bit variable depending on whether we were running into the wind – there were a few tough miles where I was really blown about and tried to tuck in behind anyone tall who was nearby! Fortunately we had a tailwind for the last couple of miles which was a big help.
When I ran this race last year and got a PB I felt like I couldn’t have run it a second faster than I did, so to finish 6 minutes faster this year feeling better and in worse weather conditions is a pretty good feeling!
It's a rest day for me today, though it's a lovely day for a run here.
I have a confession to make: I'm going to the pub with people from work tonight (I'll take it easy) but I'm really looking forward to chips! I seem to be craving chips in a big way today. Not really sure why except that on some of my evening runs I run past various pubs/kebab vans and the smell of chips (when I'm hungry) taunts me. So, chips!