After Hanna moved out, a small cold front moved in. When I hit the road for my long run this morning at 6:30am, it was actually a bit chilly. Once again, I headed over to the first hill of the MCM. I WILL get to the point that it is nothing to me (or if not nothing, at least a challenge I’ve done enough to know what speed to take it at). Anyways, I had an awesome run to day. The weather was perfect and my body felt good. I did 13 miles in 2:10:41. I was totally on pace for a 10 minute average (even with a few stoplights), but I hit a hill at mile 11.75 that made me walk. I still managed to do the last mile in under 10 and the only walking I did was that hill and two long lights. Woohoo!
I’m really looking forward to getting done with the marathon and going back to normal distances. I enjoy the 10-13 mile length. It’s enough for a good workout (especially with the hills around here), but I don’t get bored and find myself having to repeat loops and it doesn’t mess with the family’s schedule. I was able to run and still get home in time to take the boys to a birthday party. Only two more really long runs ahead. The rest are 12 miles or shorter.