Finally I’m back to a distance that I feel I can truly call a long run. 12 – Half Marathon distance feels like Med-Long, and today was 15. 15 feels like a long run to me. I headed out and I probably had some drag from the huge ass smile on my face. 😀
The weather was cool and breezy for July, which made a 4pm long run actually bearable. I ran the miles with a perceived effort of 7 (out of 10) and left the last three at marathon goal pace (MGP), the effort felt like an 8. I smiled, day dreamed, waved to neighbors, and just soaked up that good old feeling of a great run. I was surprised to find post run that I was drenched in sweat like a swamp monster. The humidty must have been bad.
15 Miles Long (‘Hood, 2:01:21, 8:05 Pace)
Total Miles: 56.4
I love mileage 55 mpw and higher. I dunno what it is, but I just felt complete this week. I got a great track workout, hills, a race, and long run. I feel spoiled. I couldn’t be happier with how this week came out!