What a corny title. I should have called it “I really feel good about my long runs.”
For the past three weeks, I have moved from 7 to 8 to 9 miles. I have started about 45 seconds to 1:10 slower than what I guess is my goal marathon pace. As the run progresses, I speed up slightly. With one mile to go, I really turn it on and try to run a fast, comfortable, but not sprinting, pace. This has been the case over the past 2 weeks. I am really pleased with my progress, the way I feel, the lack of soreness and lack of exhaustion after the run. This has me energized for the future of my training. I can see and feel tangible results and want to pour it on. But here is the risk. I have to keep myself restrained. Don’t overdo it, stick with the plan. But I feel great.
I have joined two groups: “endurance sports bar” and “what’s a few miles among friends” (links on this page) and am posting miles and any info that is helpful. So, I hope you’ll visit those sites. Good people, all of them.