Final big LSR before Royal Parks HM

Today was my last long run before I start to slowly ease back the mileage ahead of the Royal Parks Half Marathon in two weeks time. I ended up going a little faster than I had perhaps planned but it felt steady and comfortable the whole way so I didn’t worry too that I was maybe overdoing it. My performance definitely seems to have taken a big jump forward in the past week or two, and while I’m sure the drop in temperatures plays a large factor, it’s nice to think all the training is paying off too.

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11 mile LSR

Because of plans for the weekend I brought my long run forward to today and tacked on a long detour around Hampstead Heath to my usual run from work to home, bringing it up to 11 miles. I did it at a nice slow pace and didn’t really struggle at all, though my legs were definitely starting to ache towards the end!

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