I completed my longest run ever this morning. 7.39 miles and that doesn’t include the .45 mile warmup jog. I think my longest previous run was near 6.7 miles and was about 16 months ago. It was also the longest time-wise I have ever run. 1 hour and 12 minutes. Had I been running alone I probably would have been done in around 1 hour 5 minutes, maybe a little less.
I organized a couple of friends from work for the run. It worked out okay, but they ended up running a bit slower than I would have normally. That was probably a good thing as I had a sore foot. The slow pace made for a nice easy run. We ran my usual loop twice through the park. I probably could have done another loop if I had felt like pushing myself.
Next week is a step-back so my long run is a only 5 miles, but I do increase my sorta-long Wednesday run from 3 to 4 miles.
I’m actually pretty excited that I made it. I had two really lousy runs in a row this week. Tuesday was okay, but nothing exceptional. Wednesday and Thursday were just awful. I felt like I was running through molasses. Every step was so much work and I was running so slowly. I had serious doubts about today. If I can stay healthy the marathon is actually seeming doable.
So yippee for me!