But I tried a couple of longer runs in tbe last two weeks as I'm on holiday in a flatter part of the world.
Perhaps I should ditch the sprints on mondays, do a tempo then and my lsr on Friday. The stupid thing is, if I run 8 mins walk 2 mins I can keep going for ever, but my ego says I shouldn't do this for the race as I'll look silly starting to walk after only 8 minutes!
I don't know whats wrong with my running. On monday I ran a good 10 miles, fast (for me) and everything was fine. I had negative splits on the last 3 miles. On wednesday I tried a lsr. I was running 3m/m slower, after 8 miles I was hurting and after 13 I stopped and went home. it was the same part of the course?!
Why does 8 miles slow hurt more than 10 miles fast?
Andy - good to hear you've done your first 20 miler.
Jo - that's a great time.
I've got further incentive for the race now. An ex-colleague is doing it and I don't want her to embarrass me as she sails over the finish line 20 minutes before me. I went out and did a faster 10 miles...1hr 27...near 10 minutes faster than last week ITB doesn't hurt this time but my hips do! Lol
No way Nursie! You ain't quitting. You are my only chance of meeting a real live pirate!
I seem to remember you doing a brilliant 13 miler just last week. I've only just stumbled beyond 13 miles in my runs when everyone else is hitting 17 to 20 miles. If I'm getting to the start line so are you!