We headed out for our weekend 'long' run this morning at about 9:30. It seems odd to me now to think of 10km (6.2 miles) as a long run when only a short time ago were were running 9, 10, and 11 miles on the the weekends.
After my speedy 4 mile run on Friday, I wanted to go out easy and slow today, just get it done and enjoy it. We settled into a really comfortable pace almost right away and I told The Captain that was about the pace I want to run our half marathon at, next Sunday morning. I felt like I could run forever at that pace and it was very rhythmic and easy.
I have marked out a 5 km route around the neighborhood, and we ran it once, then turned around and ran it back in the opposite direction for a total of 10 km... and even with a couple of walk breaks to drink some water and nuun, we finished it in 75 minutes.
W2 R75 W4
stretch 15 minutes
It is hard for me to believe that by this time next Sunday, we will have run our half marathon and will have finished our dinner and be relaxing with our feet up! Today as we ran, I was already thinking about some things I want to do when it is over, and writing a 'what I learned while training' post in my head.... but that is getting too far ahead of myself.
We still have one more run to do, likely on Wednesday.
Right now I just want a cup of tea, and a mindless but entertaining tv show to watch.... and a good night's sleep.