Chester Marathon

It was only after I checked when my last long run was that I realised it was going to be a suffer fest!

The forecast was good, cool weather and overcast. I knew I hadn’t stuck to the training plan, but, with Marathon Eryri three weeks later it turned in to a long training run.

I’d decided that due to the lack of training that a sensible pace would be the order of the day. My PB pace is around 10:10 per mile. I set off at somewhere near 10:30, I knew there wasn’t going to be a PB!

The goal I’d set myself was n walking before 20 miles. By 17 it felt hard, pace slowed but kept plodding. There was a water station at 20, time for a drink and a walk. Kept this up for a few miles then managed to run the last couple or so.

Finished in 4:48:42. Happy with that considering my longest run had been 16 miles and that was on August 2nd!

Marathon Eryri on 25th October, can’t wait!