Well, it's certainly been awhile. I have been slacking off in the building up in distance of my weekly runs. It's no secret that I haven't stretched it out since last spring. I was blessed today with a beautiful, sunny, but not too hot day today so I dropped the excuses and took advantage. I set my watch GPS and said I'm not stopping until I hit 10 miles.
Ten miles later, I stopped my watch and was completely happy with my effort. Actually, I was a little surprised at how strong my run went. I love that my watch gives me a ton of data. I ran the 10 miles and averaged an 8:15/mile pace. I cannot argue with that especially because I got in some decent hills on the run.
Also, the second half of my run was a lot stronger than the first half. Basically, this means I negative split my run. Finally, the last 4 miles of my run were all under 8:00/mile pace. That I love.
Tonight, I am going to plan out the remaining weeks of training before November 1st and I will post it as well.