This Sunday, Kristin and I went out for 16 and 14 miles, respectively. Taking into consideration what I'd learned on my previous long run, we decided to do a 4.75 mile loop that would allow us to stop at our cars for fuel, rather than carrying.
We kept a steady 12:xx pace until the last mile or two, and I was happy with our overall pace. It's well within my prescribed pace for long runs on my plan. I know that careful eating this weekend helped make this run successful.
I can't afford to miss even one more long run. This won't be easy; the weekend we're gone for Matt's race is going to make my planned 18-20 miler really difficult to complete, but I'm determined to make it happen.
For my own benefit, I'm posting some details here so I can have a repeat performance on my next long run.
I also had time for some dynamic stretching to warm up pre-run. Kristin was getting her extra two miles when I first parked at our meeting spot, so while I waited for her to return, I did some high-knees, butt-kicks, walking lunges, Carioca (also known as cross-overs), and these weird stretches that make you look like one of those novelty dippy water birds.
Post-run, I did some stretching. Miles 13 and 14 were were rough; I'm glad I didn't jump right up to 16. Today I feel great. Must be due to pigeon pose.
|Kristin captured me in all my glory.|
Tell me about your last long run.
Do you prefer to run repetitive loops, one single big loop, or an out/back?