You know your perception has changed when you don’t really think of a 9 mile run as a “long” run. As I was heading out the door, Beer Geek asked when I would be back. My response? “About an hour and a half, I’m doing 9 miles”. His response “Oh, a short run today. Ok”. LOL
It was a really good run. I made myself go really slow for the first three miles (about 10:28 each), sped a little for the next three (about 10) and then “raced” the last three: 9:46, 9:27, 9:47. I sprinted a couple of stop lights in the 8th mile that brought that one a little lower than the others. All in all, a very good run.