Posted: 21/05/2016 at 18:53
BI – I hope the ITB problem clears – I used to suffer similar problems until I started doing this stretch a few times a week - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x30rjVT-TLo
PMJ – A good Parkrun after the track session
Lor – Nice 35 miler. Don’t worry about running twice that. Just keep moving forward and you’ll get there.
Birch – Steady Parkrunning
Commiseration Poacher, and well done Gul!
I started my long run this morning at 5:15 am. By 8:50 I’d completed a marathon and reached 30 miles before my local Parkrun. I ran it in 21:41 very comfortably and was enjoying how much easier it was not being glycogen depleted like last week. However, after about 38 miles I started to fell a bit rough.
I seriously considered giving up and was questioning how I would run 62 miles in 3 weeks time. However, I just kept plugging away telling myself that it was all in my mind. By 40 miles I was starting to feel better again and stopped off at my house for a refuel at 44.
I had another few difficult miles but 49 and 50 were both sub 8 minute mile pace. I had planned to stop at 50 but ran past my house adding an extra mile, just so I could say it was my longest ever training run! I would have run on further if I hadn’t have had other commitments in the afternoon.
So 51 miles completed in 6:55 running time which was 8:08 m/m average pace. It took 7:30 in total including all the breaks for fuelling and chatting at the Parkrun.
I’m niggle free and full of confidence now about the 100k. I know I will have difficult miles but I’ll just run through them knowing it will get better again.