Jude-Hope your heel gets better soon. A month is a long way so don't get too het up about it. As long as you get one more confidence boosting long run done in the next two weeks I am sure you will be fine. If you did a 22 miler 3 weeks ago you will be ok.
My 10 mile race was enjoyable,but, I simply don't have speed in my legs. My best 10 mile time is 77 minutes and I maanged 86 on Sunday. So my average mile was 8.42- normally in races of that distanced i would hope to be nearer 8 minutes.
For the last month I have been struggling to get sub 9 minute miles. Really hope the speed comes back soon.
5 am in the morning MC- That is dedication. I don't think we realise how much long runs take it out of you. I am still feeling slow and tired after my exertions the Sunday before last. Managed to persuade myself to do 2 6 milers this wek and justy about broke the sub 9 minute mile. Still feel jaded and dare I say it slightly out of love with runnibg at the moment. Anyway off to club run in a mo & haev a 10 mile race on Sunday where I expect to be rubbish & beaten by lots of the girles!!
Franny - well done on your 10 miler and great Park Run. May get off my backside and make my Park Run debut tomorrow week.
Well done MC. Sounds like a hard race especially in the fog. Shame about the fog as I suspect that it is quite a scenic marathon.
I haven't run since Friday- giving myself a little rest after last Sunday. Hoping to find some speed in my legs tomorrow and build up some mileage. Have a 10 mile race this weekend- not sure I am upto it as I don't want to get too slow a time.
Thanks Franny- My legs are still very achey went out this morning for a 3 miler - my 1st run - since Sunday and was struggling with 9.30 minute miles no speed in my legs at the moment. Will run with the ladies tomorrow and away for the weekend with Mrs AF to Cheltenham so no running until Monday. You did really well in Lisbon so taking 10-15 minutes off due to heat easy sun 1.50! Back is getting better. Meant to have a 10 mile race on Sunday week- but unless I get some speed in my legs I am not sure if I will do it.