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Back to Long


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!

7 thoughts on “Back to Long

  1. That’s a great week! Can’t wait to get up to that kind of mileage…and be as happy as you seem to be! 🙂

  2. Excellent work! I am “back” into training this upcoming week, so I know that giddy can’t wait to run feeling.

  3. I love getting m mileage up too. It just makes me feel strong! Keep it up, girls!

  4. send the breezy cool weather my way please!!! nice job on the runs girlfriend!

  5. Ya when did you get some breeze, and why did it not come my way? 😦

    Next week starts well heck of a marathon cycle for you and Rob. I’m really excited to see things get started. 🙂

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