So after my wobble earlier this week, I was dreading the 8 mile long run today, especially with period cramps (why!!!).
I set off with you all in mind and did some serious Jeffing. No time pressure just getting miles on feet.
And something happened! I walked for 7 mins at the start as a warm up here instead of slow jogging, and made sure I took regular walking breaks. My 10k time was 5 mins FASTER than last week, my 7 mile time was 5 mins FASTER and I was feeling so good at 8k that I went into co-op, bought some fruit pastilles and thought, let’s try and hit 9 miles this week.
AND I DID. Next week is the magic 10 miles then a week of tapering before my last 3 week training block.
I actually think I’m going to make the 3h cut off?!?!
Thanks to everyone on this forum - you’ve all kept me going since I couldn’t even run for a minute!