Running long 2:31:15  21.04 mi (7:11 / mi)
Probably one of the toughest long runs to date, I had the stamina for it but it was like being battered backwards when running into the wind. I did the run down at the coast between Macduff and Whitehills. The plan was to do it here so I could hit MP at the end as it’s flat but my legs were destroyed by that point from having battled the wind for half of the run. I still enjoyed it but running into the wind knocks my breathing too which meant I struggled to get into a rhythm. Had porridge, banana, coffee and orange juice before heading out and then gels at miles 6 and 12, didn’t bother with one at 18 as hitting MP had already gone out of the window by the wind.
Splits: 7:14, 7:00, 7:09, 7:06, 7:20, 7:22, 6:52, 6:55, 6:52, 6:52, 6:59, 7:32, 7:48, 7:56, 7:42, 7:58, 6:29, 6:45, 6:55, 7:07 and 7:01.