I got my 16-miles in and I feel great, so I'm really pleased. I did stop at 10-miles as I found myself at the beach, so stopped for a cuppa tea and and ice cream for 10-mins, and then ran home I really enjoyed it. Average moving pace (so not including the stoppage) was 9:45min/mile. I haven't yet got a plan written, but in a way I think that's the first long run ticked off. I hope the rest go as well!
I may do a short run tomorrow, and then it's off to beer festival with friends in the afternoon.
I (hopefully!) have the afternoon off today, so planning a long run of 14-16. I ran on Tuesday and Wednesday, but had a rest day yesterday as I was feeling a bit tired, but I'm not feeling too bad today so hoping my run will go okay, as long as it's not too hot. If it gets too hot, I'll cut it short I think and hopefully try again on the weekend.
Went to a BBQ last night, which was really nice. I had my usual burgers/sausages/chicken/crisps/coleslaw/etc etc, and there was a left over veggie burger and sausage that I also had. They were awful (but I still ate them)!
Someone had made chocolate brownies, which were lovely Was that little lot ideal pre-long run food? Maybe not, but it was nice and I at least I didn't drink alcohol which is pretty much unheard of for me at a BBQ.
Mr B, I've heard it said that the marathon starts at 20 miles, so if you're feeling good at mile 20 you can pick the pace up a bit then. One way to confirm that you know what pace to go out at is to do smaller races in the build up, and adjust your target marathon pace from those if needed, using a realistic pace calculator.
I think Shades has a stat along the lines of every minute per mile you run too quickly in the first 6 miles can cost you something like 2 or 3 minutes per mile in the last 6 miles (maybe a bit out with the actual details, but the essence is there anyway).
That little episode ended up being about a 20-min mile. I'm pretty slow, but not that slow!
If anyone can boast a faster time then make yourself known, or I'm claiming the world record for the "thousand metre curl-out" at 5 mins 10 seconds.
The thing is, I wonder if we're looking at this wrong. It could be argued that the world record should be the longest time needed to clear the system, not the shortest. I consider it a test of endurance, and it certainly gives a good test to the thighs and glutes. The phrase "shaking like a shitting dog" springs to mind.