After debating over it yesterday and this morning, I decided a long run would be most beneficial to me at this point in my training. I haven't had the chance to get in some significant distance runs in so I thought a 10 miler made perfect sense for me. I am building on a really strong week this week and want to continue it.
The run stats themselves are as follows:
fastest mile 7:05
slowest mile 8:45
The traditional look at long runs for most runners is LSD, the long, slow distance run. Slogging out the miles at a painfully slow pace. The new theory, that I personally believe in, is the long, strong distance run. I want my pace to be strong, and effort, and something that makes my run worhty of the stat line. I will try to run 7:45/mile-ish on my long runs for the time being and then hit them at 7:30/mile-ish in a month or two. Why not push it a little on the long mileage? Recovery days are my slow days.
I need to go rehydrate with some Nuun now, energy, wild berry.