In response to my report on my "crappy run," Jeff commented that they're normal occurrences. To help with my jitters at increasing distance, he suggested a strategy for long runs - call someone every 10k.
"They can be your motivation lines," he wrote.
Jeff also gave me a revised schedule to consider, which I've posted on the side panel. This schedule works a little better with upcoming deadlines at work, which will require some extra time at the office in January.
I also need to plan for a school ski trip next month. Last year, the trip interrupted my running schedule, and I felt a bit under-trained going into the CPC. I'd like to run the CPC half, and will need to see how I can integrate it into my training schedule for Rotterdam.
Jeff's blog also offered some mental strategies for long runs, a timely post for me: Think Positive.