Seven days later and I went out on slushly trails. Three snicker bars, 30km & 2:52.12 (5:44/km) later I was done. Things were ok up to around 20km. Then my thighs started burning. It was only 10km to go so I went on to make sure the endurance was built up. The 10km splits were 57:35, 55:49 and 58:43, so we can see that there was a definite slow down. I will do a lot of foam rolling over the next few days to ease the legs off. Next week I am going to try for a 36km run at the same speed.
I WILL GET IT BACK!