So first the factual stuff.
Went out this evening and completed 6.67 miles in 59 minutes 26 seconds. Saved my run as the phone was playing up recently, then carried on so I had a record. Second part of the run was 3.74 miles in 41 minutes 1 seconds.
So that's 10.41 miles or 16.75 km in just over 1 hour 40 minutes.
Now the tale.
The first part of the run was fast and my second mile was under 8 minutes with the 5k just over 24 minutes.
The second part of the run was a lot slower but I had that I could keep running feeling so did and thought I'd try for 10 miles as my furthest previously was 7 miles and hey, why wouldn't I be able to run as far as I wanted...?
Noticed that the light was fading and some pain from my chest but determined to get to 10 miles so carried on. Made the distance then started to think about 20 km. How cool would that be...
Looked up and noticed my daughters had come to get Daddy and they duly gave chase as I rounded the corner. Funny bit was they couldn't catch up so I stopped. Not so funny bit was they asked what that stain was on my top.
Looks like that pain I'd ignored was bleeding.
Made a joke of it and we went home but am paying for pushing myself and slightly sore. I was wearing two tops so maybe that contributed.
Very pleased that I made 10 miles, would have loved to get to 20 km but lesson learned. Anyway, a warm bath, tasty fish pie and red wine later it's not too bad but would like to avoid it in future.
Has anyone any tips about avoiding sore bits as I imagine I can't be the first and that perhaps this is something that I would need to think about if running for longer distances ?