Last week was my first ever 10 mile run, and this week my training plan had another 10 mile run scheduled. Therefore I decided to join the Virtual 10 Miler this week, although my aim was to see how it went and hopefully do a bit longer if I could.
As this was a morning run, like the Windsor River HM in 2 weeks, I decided to make this a "trial run" in terms of preparation and nutrition, though must admit I had a couple of glasses of wine last night, which probably won't the night before the actual HM 😀 For the route I stuck with Windsor Great Park, though last week's route had a few too many bridleways (which are mostly sand) - so I replanned it to stick to the main pathways this time, which were a bit easier (and less chance of injury).
As this was a training run I stuck to an easy pace, however was still very slightly quicker than last week's 10 mile at 1 hr 54 mins. At the end of 10 miles was still feeling good, so I kept going for a bit longer and ended up at 12 miles. So happy with that, and now feeling fairly confident for the HM in 2 weeks - at least in terms of distance! 😁