Today being my long run, it was all about slow. So it was finally easy to convince myself to take it easy in the first few miles. I just started off at an easy trot and let my body ease into a simple jog. My legs were still sore, though so this was not the easiest long run I’ve ever head. Still, if I had a training partner, I would have been able to maintain a conversation pretty much the whole way, and I only took my two planned walk breaks. I was glad when I finished, but overall very happy with the run.
On a somewhat bad note, I think all semblance of cool weather has left us behind until October. I’m going to have to start thinking about starting my long runs before sunrise soon.
1 mile warmup
8.7 miles at 9:46 pace
1 mile cool down