Today’s Workout – “Long Run”

Total Mileage: 14.25 miles

Total Time: 2:09:13

Average Pace: 9:04 min/mile

This may be a quick post today because in about an hour my family will be arriving!

I am really excited to spend the next couple days with my brother and his wife and then my parents will be staying through next week.

I had to get up pretty early this morning to get my long run done, shower, and clean up a last few things before my family arrives.

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I shortened my long run this week a bit because of time. I could have put in the extra 2-3 miles and stuck around 15 to 16, but I knew my body needed to stay around 70 miles for the week so 14 it was.

I said “long run” in quotes at the top because until I officially hit my marathon training I won’t be doing anything much over 15-16 miles for my long run.  Time on my feet is important but there is no reason to go too crazy when I am primarily working to get faster during this time.

I will have a post later this week on how my training is going to work.

I did a total of 14 miles followed up by a 0.25 mile cool down.

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I went back and forth between taking the run outside or running on our treadmill.

This thing ended up winning and we had a running date for a little over 2 hours. It actually went pretty well and I was able to progressively pick up my pace throughout the run.

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I honestly expected my average pace to be a little bit faster, but it wasn’t too bad so I’ll take it.

My pace’s looked something like this:

Mile 1 – 9:30
Mile 2 – 9:30
Mile 3 – 9:21
Mile 4 – 9:21
Mile 5 – 9:10
Mile 6 – 9:10
Mile 7 – 8:57
Mile 8 – 8:57
Mile 9 – 8:57
Mile 10 – 8:49
Mile 11 – 8:41
Mile 12 – 8:37
Mile 13 – 8:00
Mile 14 – 8:00-7:47 (the 7:47 was only for the last 0.20 or so)

I could have probably picked it up a little bit more but overall I felt good and I am happy it’s done! This has been a tough week with running even though I haven’t mentioned it much, so this run felt good and helped give me a bit of confidence back.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway!

The winner of the I Am Funny T-shirt is…………


Desi Rottman!!!

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Congrats Desi! I will be contacting you via email shortly!

Thanks again for everyone’s participation! Remember, if you didn’t win you can use coupon code LOVINGONTHERUN for 20% off!!

I am off to spend some time with the family. Enjoy your labor day weekend!

What do you have planned for the long weekend?

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