Road Running long 2:40:35  30.52 km (5:16 / km)
slept:10.0 shoes: Adidas Adistar Salvations
Through Victoria Park, across Mare Street and along the canal, past the Towpath Cafe and The Narrow Boat to Danbury Road. Then back along hte canal, across Mare Street, back onto the canal at Old Ford Locks, down to Limehouse Marina, along through Limehouse and Wapping, past Tobacco Dock to St Katherine's Dock, under Tower Bridge and past the Tower of London.
Then back along to Limehouse via Wapping High Street, along Limehouse Cut, with a small diversion, along the Floating Towpath (dark), past Bow Locks (impressive) and Three Mills (beautiful building!) to the Bow Flyover. Then, a longer diversion off the towpath due to Crossrail and Olympic works and past the Olympic Stadium and another, unrelated set of locks also called Old Ford Locks, and around opposite Omega Point, with more great Olympic Park views. Yeah, it would make more sense on a map.
Was expecting to feel pretty tired at this point, but was feeling great and pace wasn't slackening. Problem though - should have run 29km at this point and had only done 26km according to the GPS. So, instead of ducking back home past the Top O' The Morning, I went along the Hertford Union Canal, into the open part of Victoria Park (it was pitch black at this point), and around back along Victoria Park Road.
Had to do a few hundred metres more to warm done as legs felt very rubbery as soon as I stopped, but don't feel bad at all - could have easily done another 5km. Didn't take any water or food on the run, the conditions were very pleasant - still and dry, sunny, about 10 degrees.
5km splits (target was 25:00-26:15 the whole way, i.e. 5:00-5:15 kms)