Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:58
Thanks for the support everyone, it helped
I took a break on Friday after struggling with my runs on Weds and Thurs. Somehow I came back strong for my 20 mile run on Saturday - average pace 9:58 miles and it felt fantastic. Matt - I took your advice and had a friend meet me and run the first 10k to get me out the door. I'm still struggling with my tooth (or lack of) and living on nurofen, but I think (hope) the worst is over.
Gary - Well done on the pb. Sounds like you had a funny race. Great job digging in.
JJ - don't be disheartened. You're on a forum with people who are passionate about running and have been doing it for many many years. Look around you in daily life - you'd outrun most the people you meet.
Ali - I've never been able to listen to podcasts when running, I get distracted and 5 minutes later I have no idea what they're talking about. What I do have is a 'power' playlist of 5 or so songs I never get sick of. I pop it on when I need that extra lift.