Running 2:22:46  27.2 km (5:15 / km) +410m 4:53 / km
shoes: Brooks Ghost 2011
Not so sure beforehand whether this was a good idea or not, but was also thinking that if I am at all serious about running a time at Berlin then I need to start getting some runs of decent length in as it is now five weeks since the 30km North Downs race.
And if no long run this week, doing the 6-Days next week would leave me with seven weeks to go and no long run in the previous seven weeks....
Injury didn't seem too bad, just niggling, but despite that felt awful for the first half hour, took a lot of concentration to keep going. Then after about 40mins I suddenly realised I was feeling better and starting to take in the amazing views I had barely noticed until then. Enjoyed it for a while even with the rather unexpected 2km uphill on the Kippen road (should have checked the map!).
If only I had eaten enough in previous 24 hours and worn a camelbak (it was a glorious cloudless day after all), then the last downhill/flat section might have been fun...instead the last half hour was pretty grim and only the thought of food and drink at home kept me shuffling along. Three pints of squash and an awesome banana sandwich made with fruit loaf the moment I got through the door!
Glad to get it done but a bit horrified at what a struggle it was, hopefully explained by eating/drinking errors! Now hoping all feels okay in the morning.....