Just under a month to go and I'm genuinely scared.
I have good runs and I have bad runs. I can run the same route but on a bad runs, it hurts more, I run slower and turn the air blue with my language or sing through the pain. I'm not sure which is worse for passers by.
The good runs are fun. The technique works and I keep a good speed up. Not quite pb territory but 45min 10k so good enough.
I'm upping the distance but it seems I am racing against time. A busy life and recovery time for my feet is limiting my frequency of running. I did 15.6k last night and whilst my feet are a little sore, my hip also aches a bit. Goodness knows why that is.
So with just under a month until the race I'm trying to make a plan. I'll carry on my shorter (circa 10k) runs around town but try to do a couple of longer ones on the course route.
This weekend, I will face my fear and do chalk pit lane again and venture out to the back of the course near West Dean before picking up centurion way and coming home. Maybe 11 miles or so.
And now we are definitely into autumn the ground is colder. Not an issue for the shoe runners but it is for me. Here's hoping the day itself is warm and dry.