Decided to leave my Garmin at home and just run out to a point I knew was 14.5 Km away and then run home for a total of 29 Km being a mid week medium long run.
I think it was adversely effecting me knowing my exact distance and speed every Km. My training pace is at a very slow pace so every 10 Km takes me over 50 minutes. I start to feel worried if the pace drops off and I also worry about how bad I feel after just running 20km ( if I feel bad at 20 imagine how bad I will feel at 40 and that’s not even the finish!!)
I am still lacking stamina and probably also the will power to keep going. Today the plan was not to stop for water or gels or road crossings or rivers ( actually no rivers). I managed to run fairly solidly for about 26 Km but then did in fact stop for a drink and a gel.
I kept a watch at home which I started as I went out the door and stopped as I staggered inside the house at the end of the run.
Total running time which of course includes time stopping to drink ( and I also walked down a large hill) was 2 hours 28 minutes.
Weight 63.7 Kgm ( may be very slow but my weight is staying down).
Didnt feel too bad after the run although I kind of looked bad like I was about to collapse.