For my long run today I had 15 miles scheduled. So I got up a little after 8 and started getting ready. I didn’t get out of the house until nearly 10 though, unfortunately. Heading out felt pretty good and I was just running as comfortably as I could. This was supposed to be a Long Slow Distance run after all. I took the route that goes by the convenience stores so I could refill my water which I did at about mile 11. I also took four gels with me. I felt really good after I warmed up and was able to just truck along. At about 13.5 I started feeling pretty wiped though but I knew I was almost there. “One foot in front of the other, One foot in front of the other.” I sucked down my third gel and kept going. I was pretty exhausted by the time I finished but I did it without having to walk! (except when I refilled my water).
I’m really happy with my time for my first 15 mile run.
Tonight, after going back and looking at my stats I got a pleasant surprise.
Another Personal Best! This is VERY encouraging!