Managed to do 8.5 mies today in 1 hr 45 mins....still very much a tortoise but slowly upping the mileage. Found the first half...ok over half....really tough going and wanted to give up but managed to kick that pesky gremlin to touch. Reassuringly the last mile and bit was almost enjoyable...think that was coz it was slightly downhill and the flat and i felt i could have carried carried on a little bit further I am hoping the hills...those really long incline ones...will be helping with my stamina and I'll reap the benefit on the day of the HM as its flat.
Next saturdays goal is 10 miles (double figures..yikes!). That's it for now...happy running everyone!