Amazing long run again this morning. Evil thoughts of changing my marathon target time entering my head.
This was a big mileage week but not much intensity so everything but my interval session were at a fairly easy pace this week up to today.
The interval session happened on the treadmill due to work and family constraints which made it very easy to dial in the paces but not any easier to actually execute.
This was 1 mile warm-up + 1 mile at 5k pace + 2 miles at 10k pace (this sucked!!!) + 1 mile at 3k pace + 1 mile cool-down. There was sweat everywhere after this!
Did two extremely easy 10 milers Thursday and Friday. Didn't even bring the watch and just enjoyed being out there and refused to get intimidated by people passing me.
Which brings us up to todays 18 miler.
The 9+ miles in the middle were where C had to stop with her knee and jog back to the car which is really bothering her. Hope she feels better soon! Also I forgot to stop the watch while we refueled at the cars at that point.
Sooooo! What to do. I'm going to do a slower long run by myself next week and then see how I get on at the half marathon. I am aiming for sub 1:45 which I had thought was a bit unrealistic but....maybe not!