First time running HM distance in a long, long time yesterday morning. Due to having stuff to do I had to get out first thing, no time for breakfast - up at 5.40, quick coffee and on the road by 6am.
Most I've ever ran fasted is 10km or so, I was a bit apprehensive about doing further without food in me but it was completely fine. Will definitely give more options in future for weekend longer runs, will just try and be conscious of getting carbs in the night before. It's a really nice time of the day to run along the river too, bliss!
I've been slowly building since Feb and this was a big goal for me. Not an amazing time, just to go out and be able to do it and finish strong was my aim. First 15km was a breeze, final few km a bit tougher but finished fast and got it done for about 1hr 43. I am chuffed for hours of boring slow running and S&C work in the gym to be coming together.
Now, aim is to keep slowly building and then this time next year tackle the PB - need to knock 20 mins off yesterday for that though...