This past Saturday I did my first 7 mile run. Of course this set a new PR (75′ 47″) for 10k mileage, since I have never run that distance before. It was a good run, and I felt pretty good throughout. I will probably hover here on long runs (between 5-7 miles) for a while, and work on improving my speed. I would really like to get my 10k time down to around 70 minutes, but I’m not sure how feasible that is. My fastest pace right now is 5.5 but that is on runs of 3.5 miles or less. However, I think if I really work I can get to that speed on a longer run. We’ll just have to see. Needless to say, I’m pretty happy with just having COMPLETED a 7 miler! This week also marked the completing of a 4 mile run during one of my short weekly runs. I hope to make 4 miles a consistent distance for my runs during the week.
We are heading to IL this week to hang out with my family. I’m actually looking to my long run on Saturday, as area my family lives in has a great trail, for biking, running and walking that I’m going to try out! I’ll let you know how that goes.