12 miles at easy pace, cool weather & 62 degree
Today is the longest run in my marathon training thus far. Sounds funny but that is how I felt this morning. The cool weather helped, making the run more pleasant, and I was able to let my mind loose. Which felt good.
Long endurance run, a trademark challenge for the marathoners, is demanding not only physically but mentally as well. Mine today was a bit under the two hours, technically not quite qualified as a long steady run. But I certainly felt the brunt of it.
And guess what? My training plan will increase in mileage and include 21 miles as the longest run – an inconceivable distance at this point. I know. But I have been here before and am confident that, with consistent training, I will get to the 21 milers in strides.
How far is your longest run?