Another 48 km in the legs. A solid 4 weeks at this distance with a 22 km long run in it. I know I could do more. But this base will be fine. Hardly need to recover from the runs anymore.
Copiong with this distance is a good place to be. Unless something goes wrong I can go into Comrades training with a good base for where I have come from, be well recovered and build from there.
The time is right. I can enter a 42.s km marathon soon, recover from that, enjoy end of year easy running and then hit the 24 week Comrades program fresh and strong.
I made an effort to be better hydrated and a chomped an energy bar well before the 4 km hill that comes 15 km into my Saturday long run.
That powered me up. I have now got hill gears and could shift down a couple and cruise up the hill.
Last weekend I tried to tough it out and it was hard. Maybe good training. But hard.