Just back from my 10 mile run. I was aiming for an average 6 min p/km pace but managed 5:46 min p/km! To get a sub 2 hour HM I need to average about 5:40 so I am not far off now. I had my Garmin set up to show me the average pace of the current km and that really helped me pace myself. After the first few km's I was averaging 5:45 and was comfortable so I decided to try and keep the pace up, if anything it was easier running at this pace, when I did slow down at one instance my legs felt heavier.
I had my belt on,with water and a few dates to munch on. I took the seeds out of the dates and broke them in two to make them bite size, that was a lesson I learnt from last week! I ate the first after 45 mins and then ate another every 15-20 mins. This really helped me keep the pace up in the 2nd half of the run.
When I got to the last 2 kms I decided to push myself more to see if I could maintain I faster pace with tired legs, I ran the 15th km in 5:30 and the 16th km in 5:39. So I think if I need to step on it with tired legs I will be able to.
Finally when I got home my sister laughed at me and said my face looked like something from Dr Who. I looked in the mirror and I had salt from dried sweat in lines running down my face, it looked a bit like war paint!
Anyway I think it's about time to sign up for the HM now, I'll do that after a shower and some breakfast!
Here is a link to my run