Just back from 6 1/2 mile run today and struggled for the first 3. After that I got into my stride and enjoyed the rest of the run. I don't know if it was a knock on effect from doing 2 halfs in a week, even though I did 7 miles on Wednesday and felt good.
Good luck to everybody running this weekend and have a nice weekend to everyone else.
Just back from a 5 mile run to ease me back into it after my half marathons. Well it was supposed to be a 5 mile run, but bumped into a mate who is training for the Frankfurt marathon and ended up doing just over 7 miles. Felt good for 6 miles and then started to feel it, so another 2 days rest coming up for the Biglad. Enjoy the rest of your day everyone and happy running
With regards to how I felt between the 2 Halfs in 8 days, I had a rest day after the first and decided to go for a 5 miler the next day, big mistake, the worst run of my short running life. The biggest problem was prior to the 5 mile run I felt great but within 10 minutes my legs were like lead. So then I had 2 rest days then did a 10k run in a reasonable time and felt great, then took another 2 days off prior to the 2nd half.
The second half was fantastic, as I felt great from the start to the end. It was a 6.55mile course, and after I finished the first lap I went for it and took 2 minutes off the first lap. I felt like I could have done one more but never the 4th, not until next year maybe.
Anyway good luck for your races and don't make the same mistake I did, take plenty of rest in between races.