Half Marathon Training Update...
After delaying my planned long run of 10miles (16km) on Sunday out of pure laziness I decided yesterday it was time to get my ass in gear and "just do it". Down to the beach I go, it was a beautiful evening and everyone and their dog was there walking, running, cycling, surfing, roller-skating and even some beach volleyball! This is where the parkrun is held and I'd also ran a 10km here a few months back so I knew if I combined the 10km and 5km routes I would end up with a 15km run and just a teeny bit further to reach 16km. In my head splitting it up like this made it seem more feasible.
The run was fairly uneventful it's literally a long straight road along the beach front but the view was nice and I had some music to listen to so plodded on. When I got to the 10km point my legs were getting sore and my music cut off Auto-pilot time! I got to 16km and by this time it was getting dark and the sea harr was coming in, it was chilly. I was at the far end of the beach and if I stopped it would mean walking to where my bike was parked so I just kept going. I was running at a slow shuffle but I didn't feel terrible, I spotted the flashing light of the zebra crossing which was my end point and even managed what felt like a sprint finish (in reality a fast crawl lol) my legs nearly collapsed from under me. I was delighted when I checked my distance on my phone, 18.13km! Nothing very speedy at 2hrs 7mins but feeling more confident about my half marathon in 4 weeks which I aim to do in 2hrs30.
When I got home I had an insane moment and decided to have an ice bath! I didn't have much ice so it was more like a very cold bath. It did seem to help as miraculously I managed to get out of bed and walk this morning.
I'm running a 10km race on Sunday so I plan to do nothing but sit on my bum until then. I'll probably do one more long run before the HM and then start tapering.