Distance: 12.55 km
Time: 72' 51"
Rate: 5' 48" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 16 degrees, humidity 40%, wind from north at 20 kmph
Week: 61.75 km
Sept: 272.0 km
Year: 3169.15 km
Nice day to get out today taking it easy with a long run tomorrow. Stayed close to the river and spent 10 minutes standing in the water before going back to work. Seemed to have picked up a sore ankle after yesterday's fast session, so I took it easy today in a different pair of shoes.
I also had lunch before going out today to test speedygeoff's theory of not eating before running. A sound theory that doesn't fit into ultra running, where the two main reasons for DNFs are feet problems (blisters) and a digestive system that packs it in. The best idea is to keep the stomach reasonably full so the digestive process is accustomed to processing food while you keep on moving. I have never had a problem but I have seen the results when food is no longer tolerated. It is not pleasant. No problems today.