Like ground rush when parachuting the Winter 100 has always felt as though it is months away, in fact it is now only 1 month away!
This morning I had this terrible feeling of self doubt which was then replaced by quiet confidence when I reassured myself that I had run two 30 mile (48 km) runs within 8 days, one extremely hilly and the second in about 6 hours (running time) which is a nice comfortable pace with minimal food intake.
I even looked at my original training plan and was amazed to see that, although I haven't been following it to the letter, it was near as damn on spot. The mileage kept down on purpose but with quality with it, I want to do one more long run this weekend of about 22 miles (35 km) possibly on the North Downs to get the last bit of hill and strength work in before I reduce the weekend runs down to 2 hours.
In all, I am very pleased with my recovery and increased fitness since the September.
The watch word from now on is: