Well today was a wake up call for me! I have been cheating my long runs. NOT intentionally, but with sick kids (one of my turkeys had missed 3 wks of school) and snow days ........... ugh
I had run a 21k run in November and nothing over 16km since......... umm ya, putting in lots of miles a week, but lots of small and mid sized runs.
Today running 21 km, I felt it. I was 'fine' until about 17 km and I started to need walk breaks, 18 km I needed to stretch, walked halfway up a hill on 19 km and prayed for the end the rest of the way!
I also ran the 1k with my kiddos who are LOVING runs and getting a medal at the end! And I love that they love it!
So now I have played it over in my head all day and I KNOW where my weakness is...... and I can work on it over the next month for the ATB.