I averaged a 8:34 pace through out the 10 miles, mile 1 was the only one a little over 9 minutes (for a warm-up!) I knew I could keep a mid-8s pace fairly easily, but always find myself jogging along in the 9's during a LR. This run gave me confidence during the end of training, which is what I needed!
Now I just can't get sick/injured... Last time I will mention that, do not want to jinx it!
Problem: I find myself singing outloud quite frequently during runs... the trouble is that I have headphones on and know that people
This post is a reminder for me that LRs don't always have to be dreaded!
It's strange how your mentality changes when increasing milage. While training for a 10K, a 12 mile run sounded HORRIBLE. At this stage of training for a half, a 10 miler sounds like it will go by quickly. Anything less than an hour and a half sounds amazing to me. As long as some good fuel will be included post-run. Maybe some chocolate to wash it all down? ;)
AND YES I RECOMMEND THIS!
Fudge Brownie? yes.
3.5 (or something like that) servings? no.