Running - road (Moderate ) 2:02:50  16.57 mi (7:25 / mi) +583ft 7:10 / mi
Seems like spring has returned. Nice sunny day. Opted to run on the roads for a change. Wore a pack with 2 x 500ml bottles of water and gels (took 3). Ran down into Ballyclare and around the park then out onto the main road again. Felt pretty crap for the first while, possibly due to last nights session of turbo and S&C, neither of which my body is currently used to. Continued out onto the main road again and started to feel better for about 5 miles. Had planned an out and back(ish) route which involved a loop around some country roads at the turning point. When I turned off the main road onto the loop I started to feel really tired although it was uphill into the wind. After a few minutes of this I stopped for about a minute to rest then got going again. Felt better after this for a while. Started to feel tired again when I got back on to the main road and found myself running into a fairly strong headwind. This long straight road would take me almost the whole way home (7 miles) and is a gradual incline for the most part aside from a few undulations. Managed to maintain a similar pace although it was a real struggle. The headwind was relentless. Collapsed in a heap when I got back to the house.
Hope this makes sense, felt a bit waffly when I was typing it. In summary, I found this run really tough! Pleased though that I was able to maintain a similar pace throughout in spite of this though