Deliberately went out with just some blackcurrant and apple squash in my water bottle and off I went, with a view to running about 6-8 miles but yet again got carried away and ended up running 13.1 miles.
The run was brutal. It was the first time I'd run a distance like that with no energy drink and I was beginning to suffer around the 7.5-8 mile point. The legs felt heavy and a huge blister was forming on the inside of my right foot, my real weak point in my armour. The last 2 miles was by far the most painful I have run since I took up running again.
After some food and a soak in the tub, I walked down to Welling Corner to stretch the legs out a tad and they feel reasonably ok as I type this at midnight.