ok so today it was to be 3:30 on the feet, which works out as about 16 miles at 13:30 mm
breakfast at 9.30 - porage and toast
at 1.00 off I set with 2 bottles of lucozade (no gels in the house)
first 20 minutes were ok then my calves began to seize up so several pauses to lean against lamposts and stretch
gradually got into it, by an hour in I was fairly happy and notching off the miles at the right sort of pace of run 12 walk 1 and legs ok
NB right sort of pace is BT pace - which I do usually try to do, but just not enough days to really class as BT
sipping the lucozade at each walk a minute
by 6 miles I've finished a bottle of lucozade and ditched the empty, feeling a bit sloshy inside and not wanting to drink anymore!
continue past my last farthest mark of 2 weeks ago and trundle on to 1:45 onthe watch and turn for home
still feeling ok, if a little tired, but managingto maintain run 12 walk 1 up until about 12 miles
now feeling a bit cold and needing some energy but canot bear the thought of any more lucozade
fortunately I pass the coop and i have money!
I go in and look at jelly babies- too much like LZ, and remember someone saying that a mini mrs bar had done it for them in a long race
can't carry a bag of mini mars bars, so buy a normal sized mars bar and eat that as I plod along
it seems to do the trick and I keep going, but now running 5 walk 1 until I get to 1.5 miles out when the hill faces me - I remember someone here suggesting taking this last hill as a walk and warm down - seem sensible and I walk up the hill, jog along the flat bit and then turn into the park for a respite from Sunday afternoon traffic. I walk home finishing in 3:41:33, not counting the time queuing in the coop!
mrbeanz has gone out in the car to see where I am - and of course missed me as I detoured! sorry he got worried
now I am very stiff!
what: 15.9 miles
pace: 13.93 mm
tomorrow: swim and find out about massage