I've just come back from another good long run, 21.3K, so just past the HM mark. I even matched my pace from last year's Oslo HM. This is particularly pleasing, because I'm still running that extra hilly route I've mentioned before, so barring another cold or other problems, things are looking good for Royal Parks, which is fairly flat. I walked a lot less on the ascent this time too. The ascent is in about 6 km in the final section of the run, but the first 3 km are the worst of it.
I wasn't really in the mood for this run, so I had to constantly argue with myself, but it worked. I even managed to push myself during the last km, when my app told me my pace was 7:00/km - I was determined to get below that and I did.
Like others in the group, I think I'm entering that phase of my training where I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the long runs still ahead. So I'm glad that I won't be doing any more long runs for another 12 days.