Day: October 14, 2017
Saturday 14 October, 07:08
17C, warm, sunny, windy. Last long run of this marathon training schedule, 20 miles, to Chesterfield and back.
My aim was to warm up for 2 miles, then use TomTom watch to run around 8:25 min/mile for 16 miles, then cool down the last 2 miles home.
TomTom kept showing me slower live pace info, then the mile splits popped up showing I was running above target pace. Felt OK though so carried on.
Had a Chia Charge flapjack and 500ml water. Towards the end both adductors tightened and I lost a bit of form. Think I’ll need to run the first 20 miles of marathon slower or the last 6 miles will be very slow. Good for confidence though.
Right heel niggled most, tightened up afterwards.
Distance: 20:08 miles
Avg pace: 8:24 min/mile
Trainers: Brooks Cascadia
Wildlife: 1 heron, saw it at same spot out and back