Finally knocked out a 10 mile run on Sunday. I definitely need to cut out booze though. It's making everything hard and is becoming too frequent. Not talking about huge quantities, but something like 1/2 bottle of wine and the odd beer Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday is having a very negative effect.
I've always found I've gone backward with regards to pace management. Not that I'm slower, but my "This feels like a slow easy pace" is actually around 8:30 pace which I'd consider my tempo pace, but because it feels slow it's what I keep running at, that then kills me after a bit and I end up walking because I'm exhausted and my HR is freakishly high, yet when I start again I seem to return to that previous pace, even when trying to consciously be slow.
I think on today's run I'm going to set pace alerts on my watch and just try and stick within a nice slow zone.
I did a 10 miler on Saturday and I felt it was my easiest run ever, well not the part climbing from sea level outside of the village but the rest of it was so much better. I think the cooler temperatures helped although I got soaked for the first 6-7km and ended up with chafed nipples