This past week, was in between when it comes to running. I was able to get in three quality runs – two six milers on Tuesday and Thursday and was able to run my longest distance of the season yesterday – 9 miles. I remember a time when a nine miler was my usual long run. Running nine miles on a long run was always my goal because it seemed to make the short runs feel better. I’m hoping to continue to expand my long run until the weather gets colder, which they way the leaves are already changing color and falling, it might be sooner rather than later.
I wish my schedule would allow me to get out on a regular basis. As you can tell I’m writing this on a Sunday morning – yesterday was busy and by the time I got done, I was too tired to write. I got in 21 miles for the first week of September – nothing spectacular but 21 miles is 21 miles.
The long run was interesting yesterday. Through 7 and 1/2 miles everything felt really good, but that last mile and 1/2, it was tough, but I pushed through – I had no intentions of quitting. It’s something that I need to regain – that sense of perseverance – that sense of pressing on. It was rewarding to finish even when everything hurt. Hopefully we do 10 next week, but for now we PRESS ON!