I ran without Laura this morning. And for the first time wasn't really looking forward to it - in fact I fell asleep again after my alarm went off. Only about 10 minutes, but obviously I wasn't that eager to leap out of bed and hurtle off into the darkness. But that's what I did in the end. I deliberately went slower on this run and found it easier to go slower without music. The run was also easier than W7R1, probably because I was slower. I could actually speed up at the end - which was good. All in all a solid, satisfying run. No gremlins, no niggles during or after.
I was really feeling apprehensive about non-stop long runs, because I've never ever been able to do them (even 12 years ago when I ran half-heartedly). But I've just done 3 twenty-five minute runs in 6 days and I feel absolutely fine. In fact my legs felt light as a feather during my walk yesterday. It would be nice to get that feeling on a run!
Onwards and upwards!