On Monday afternoon I went for a long run - fartlek style. A hilly 25 mile route with the usual fast bursts at 10k pace. Total time 3h 06. Excellent.
This morning, ie with less than 14 hours recovery, I went for another long run. Hilly again but without the fartlek [come on ... there are limits ...] the 27.5 miles took 3h 53 and it seemed easy. Even running up Hollins Hill after 22 miles was not difficult at all. Overall I'm surprised how strong I felt during the final third of the run ... right to the finish too.
A simple 12.5 miler tomorrow.
Feeling very confident at the moment.
I hope Chris Finill and Stephen Pope are too because tomorrow they begin their epic journey running across America. I wish them all the best. You can keep up to date with their progress on their website and blog at