Training for the Great South Run 10 mile in October continues, and I hit my target distance today! Chuffed and proud to say the least! Set off planning to do 13k+ and with a wish, maybe the full 16k. As usual I set off a little quicker than I should have done, but later settled down in to a steady comfortable pace. I ran with food for the first time today, thinking that maybe a 10 mile run needed more than water and a little respect. Took a Nature Valley Oats and Honey bar with me, which I broke bits off at a couple of points along the run when I was taking water. I think there is a skill to eating, drinking and running at the same time that may take some time to master! However, I do think it helped sustain me - I remember looking at my Garmin at 7.5k and having a sinking feeling that I wasn't even half way! Clearly the gremlins were trying to latch on and I quickly reminded myself that runs don't work like that, one tough kilometre does not necessarily lead to another I reminded myself. This seemed to kick them in to touch and on I ran and ran until the magic number was in sight, my Garmin bleeped and my first 10 miles was in the bag! Phew! Portsmouth, I am coming to get you😀🏃🏻!
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