So up until now my longest run in training for the GNR had got me up to 10miles which consisted of mainly running with a bit of walking and feeling pretty naff afterwards. Well my new Miss Garmin I'd treated myself to turned up yesterday, just before my long run of the week. Made sure she was fully charged, got myself a Garmin account and hoped my new gizmo would be simple enough to figure out. I don't know what happened but something just 'clicked'. I knocked a whole minute per mile off my pace, no walking (stopping to get fruit pastilles out of your back pocket doesn't count!) and ran for 12miles my longest ever! (And for once didn't feel too bad)
The stats: (as per the picture) 12 miles, 12:02 average pace per mile and total time 2:24:19
I've decided its time to taper and not jinx this, (on feedback from other runners and our very own misswobble!) just less than 3 weeks and I'll be pushing for HM distance, I only graduated 2 days before christmas last year. That's only 8 months ago, for anyone new starting this programme, be warned it could change your life!
Happy running folks, this week has been a real high