Long Run Sunday – 11.7M

Today is my “long run day” and my schedule called for a 13-15 miler depending on how well I’d recovered from the race last weekend. As I’ve been having some troubles with my ankle I decided I’d drive to work to run there, as it’s completely flat, to give me legs less stress. The only problem was I realised halfway there that I’d forgotten my inhaler meaning I’d only be able to last 15 minutes before being unable to breathe so I had to turn back :/

Once I got home I sacked the idea of running at work off and thought today I could try to run what appears to be toughest (hilly) part of the Coventry Half Marathon instead. As I’d switched plans I had the random idea of bandaging my ankle – having no idea what I’m doing  - but It seemed to perform well on the most scientific of tests… pacing up and down the living room.

The run itself was fine… 11.7M in total. The “tough” section of the Coventry Half Marathon I didn’t find as tough as I would have thought so that was a bit of a confidence boost. My ankle seemed to hold out and felt better during and after the run than it did on Wednesday and Thursday so I might try the strapping again on my 6m run on Tuesday.

Distance: 11.7M
Mile Splits: 8:36, 8:29, 8:51, 8:45, 8:35, 8:37, 8:31, 8:52, 8:53, 8:44, 8:37, 5:54 (last 0.7)

Garmin map and details are below:

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