I wanted to run 35 Km this morning but almost from the start I knew I was going to struggle.
After 19 Km I planned to do a u turn and rerun an 8 Km section of path which I had just run. But I just lacked the mental strength to make that turn. Instead I simply ran the9 Km home to give me a total of 28 Km. I probably could have tacked on another 7 Km at the end but just lacked the strength of mind to do this. Plus if I had I may have ended up running at 6 minute per Km pace and told myself that’s really not running.
I ate a banana before I started and am not sure that helped or hindered me.
Ate two gels and stopped for water three times.
weight 64.5 Kgm (about 141 pounds).
Temperature was 21 degrees and sunny. I wore a T shirt which was probably the wrong thing to wear. I found the weather pretty warm. If I can avoid racing in warm weather I will.
I don’t think today was necessarily a bad run. But probably not a good one either. I think I also got a little bored being out there by myself. I will try do better later in the week with another longish run.