Return of the long run

Sunday marked the return of the long run…sort of. I don’t know that I really consider 6 miles to be a long run for me, but based on how long it has been since I’ve done anything longer than 3 miles without a walking break, I think it should count.

Mr. Shoe and I really couldn’t have asked for better weather, especially for the end of November! It was slightly overcast and about 57 degrees out. I’m in a bit of disbelief that I wore shorts for all of my weekend runs! Last year it was freezing the weekend of Thanksgiving! Even on Friday this week it was cold and snowing.

My goal for the run was to keep the pace easy for the first 4-5 miles and then kick it up for the finish. Instead I ran the entire 6 miles at a steady pace, that ended up being faster than I intended. I am going to need to work on my pacing this week since I am determined to actually start a training plan today. And I really need to if I want to be ready for a half marathon in just 12 weeks.

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3 thoughts on “Return of the long run

  1. So glad to see you're back at it!

    Long runs are all relative. This summer 6 miles was a paltry weekday easy run for me, but a couple weeks ago I too did a long run of 6 miles. Funny how things change! I did a 10-miler this weekend, my longest run since the marathon, and I was really feeling it afterward!

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