16.5 done today in some pretty hot weather (especially for Scotland!). Felt it a bit, hoping for much cooler on race day. That's my last long one done, got a 12 miles next week, then a nine after that. Oh the relief! Happy days
Blockbuster, I usually get them if I've eaten too much the day before (or just before my run) but also if I gulp down fluid instead of small sips. Think that's what the problem was today. I was going just under 10 minute mile pace which is pretty average for my long runs. Sometimes running sucks!!! Hope the quads and achilliles hold up for you.
So, first 15 miles of my 20 miles went ok. Then I started to get a little stitch, which gradually grew to a bloody horrendous stitch. Felt like being repeatedly kicked in the side with big pointy toe boots! Ended up walking the last three miles. So even though I only ran 17, I'm calling it a full 20 due to 'time on my feet' - took 3.5 hours! I'm prone to stitches but hadn't had one for ages, had hoped they'd gone away. Fingers crossed it was a one off. Only good point was that my legs definitely felt like they still had a good few more miles in them. Sore now though!