Parish notices. Well done PMatt on the 5K PB. Congrats Andrea on completing your first HM. Don't underestimate what it requires to run 13miles, particularly in what is still summer heat. Pace usually develops with practice and pushing down the time will come. Regardless of any of that just enjoy running for what it is. And DD, great PB and well done for toughing it out. 26th place lays down a marker now for SB in the VLM...
Anyway enough of all you lot. Big run today of 25miles. Took it easy and got the pacing about right for approx 3hrs25. Slight negative split with the last 4miles the quickest. Comfortable apart from my neck and shoulder which still ache. Took some painkillers with me. Visited some new little villages way out of the other side of city. Good fun and went well.
Very mild here too, but a bit grey.
Something new, did some hill reps. Not many hills at hand but there is a now restored windmill at a high point. It's in a built up expensive area with the road short but very steep up one side, and a longer gradual incline back down the other side. Ran there, up and down the road 8 times, ran back. 5.6miles in under 42mins. Found it easier to take the steepest part at pace. Hard work but good fun. I bet the people living there wondered what the hell I was doing.