I do my long runs on Mondays. Both kids are in school, no weekend plans get in the way, and it’s entirely up to me to get it done. I like running on my terms and working around a husband and kids to do the necessary long run is just not enticing to me.
Today was a scheduled 16k (9.94 miles). I mapped out a 10.5 mile route because I like to exceed the scheduled distance, but my thighs were chafing so badly that it was hard to get that extra 0.06 in (I’m not even kidding!). Today isn’t a failure, but it doesn’t feel like the success that Mondays usually feel like for me.
I am excited about my pace though. Mile 4 involved technical difficulties with my phone and mile 7 involved a stop for my apple sauce pouch snack (great running snack!!!). I never stop my timer and this is reflective of my other long runs. As I’m adding distance, my pace is not changing… And that’s what I want!