I hope everyone's had a great weekend's running - there have been some great posts on here to read.
Not much to report here from today's long run other than I took on board everyone's advice from last week and had a drink during the run. I wasn't sure about taking a bottle out with me, so I jogged into a supermarket at around the twelve-mile point and bought a bottle of sports drink.
Holding it while running wasn't too bad actually and it was good to sip it slowly over about three-quarters of a mile. Unsurprisingly to anyone not as daft as me, the effect of having a drink was incredible. Not only were the last few miles considerably easier than they ever have been on my long runs before but I even had the legs to do an extra mile and ended up doing an extra mile for a total of 21.1, which is the longest I've ever done and the best I've ever felt after a long run.
So, in the unlikely event that anyone needs to be told this - if you run long distances, don't be daft - have a drink!
Enjoy your running (and your drinking )