So having done five nice steady 35 minuters this week today was the first long run of the marathon training.
Out along the main road and back, boring, but at least I know how far I have to go and can monitor progress from one run to the next.
It was a comfortable run - managed to plod along, walking only to drink, kept my HR under control reasonably and I managed the steep hill back through the woods better than ever before - walked the bits when HR went over 75% but jogged the rest - aim is to get up it in one go by April.
where: up the road and back
how far: 11.2 km 7.0 miles
pace: 13.4 minute miles
tomorrow: 40 minutes on the road or through the park?
497 miles this year!!