The M.B. plan called for 2 1/2 hours at level one [60-70% of max H.R.].
The important thing with these runs is time on feet and to burn body fat, the effort is kept low to avoid long term tiredness and fatigue.
There are plenty of long progression runs later in the program to work on race specific pace!
Tess and me jogged down to the dunes fitness centre to meet Ben.
Ben's also training for London but looking for a 2.40 performance!
We headed out across the big sand dunes and through the pinewoods in fine drizzling rain.
Returning between the two golf courses with a final stretch alone the Velvet trail.
Both Tess and me were 'Dog' tired by the end, but Ben still looked like he'd just been out for a light jog!
With running to the start and back Tess and me completed 2.44 mins, Hopefully my finish time at London :]
I have to admit these Long slow runs do not bring me deep joy, but are an important part of my build up!
On a final note; Amazing how heavy your running kit gets once soaked in the rain, I guess this adds a degree of weight training to the workout!