I was meant to run 14km this morning as my last long run before next Sunday's half marathon but didn't manage it.
The forecast was for heavy rain even though when I left home it was fine, but I wore my jacket anyway. My jacket has a removable hood so I had that stored in my waist belt.
I decided to run to a larger park which is 2km away, I don't go to this park that often so I thought I was run around it for 10km and then run home to get my total of 14km.
My legs were a bit heavy to start of with and this is a result of last weeks training half marathon, hopefully I'll be back to 100% by next weeks race.
I ran the first 3 kms at 5:30 min per km pace but then slowed a little as the legs got heavy. The rain then started to pour down and the wind picked up so it was hard to keep up the pace, I stopped and put on my hood and I decided to stick to 6 min per km pace and kept that up for the next 6 kms.
At about 8kms my stomach started to feel a bit tender and I realised needed a no. 2! I kept going for 2 more kms and then decided I wouldn't be able to run the next 4km so I stopped and walked back home. This is the first time it has happened to me buy I know it has happened to other forumites so I'm not worrying too much. Hopefully I've got it out of my system and it won't happen again next week.
I'll be running three 5kms before next Sunday and will keep them all easy to make sure I have plenty of energy for the half marathon.
Here is a link to my run: