You might not believe me cos I haven’t got the Garmin proof to prove it but I ran an 8km long on Sunday. Was planning to run again yesterday and then Thursday leading up to the race on Saturday, but it was the father-in-law’s 75th birthday so that plan was postponed until today, when i managed to add a km and get to 9km in just over an hour. Means I’m pretty confident I should get to 10 on Saturday.
I’m improving my form all the time, but it takes a lot of mental effort to get the body to behave itself. If I’m not thinking of my knees, or my feet, or lifting the quads or pushing forward through the pelvis then they start to slacken or go off centre or pain arrives. My worry with all this mind over body control is that I’m running too tense and so I’m trying to run relaxed too – so many things to think about that I end up thinking about nothing else. But it’s all good for me at the end of the day I hope.