Went on another long run tonight.


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It was 6.58 miles, and I spent exactly 60 minutes doing it. So, it’s not too hard to figure out the miles per hour that I averaged. I averaged 6.58 miles per hour. That averages out to a 9 minute 7 second mile. I’m quite pleased with it. I must admit that I didn’t run solid. At about 4.5 miles I walked for a little while (maybe half a block) and then I started running again. I took 2 more walking breaks like that. So, if i had skipped the walking, i would either have fell over before getting home, or I would have shaved a couple of minutes off of my time.

But, I’m still pretty pleased. That’s more than a 10k run. So, I should be able to run a 10k if I feel the desire.

I didn’t do any running last night. I worked the upper body some (not as much as I should have) so I knew that I wanted to run long tonight. When the run started, I felt really poor. My legs were killing me. But, as is normally the case, once I made it 0.3-0.4 miles in, I started loosening up and then I got into the groove.

At about 3.4 miles, I have the chance to go back to the house. I’m only about a tenth of a mile from the house at that point, but I refused to do that tonight, and I just kept on going.

My plan is to go back to my standard 3.3 mile run, but I’m going to start doing interval training, where I run hard for a while, and then jog.. run hard.. and then jog.. etc. Supposedly it is the best way to reduce your times. I’ve also got to get some new shoes. I’m confident that my Nikes are starting to get a bit long in the tooth.

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