Saturday, May 23, 2009

Going to start long runs again

I just set two PR's for short distance races - and finally broke the 8:00 min / mi pace for the 5k race distance. I've been grappling with that for a while now - and it was really nice to finally push that one over the line.

Since I completed the 9 NYRR races needed to qualify for the NYC Marathon in 2010, I've decided to shift my focus back to long runs on the weekends. I have the NYC 1/2 Marathon coming up in August, and hopefully the NYC Marathon coming up in November - so long run season is basically here.

I'm going to start with a 9 - 10 mile run tomorrow - and just see how things go. I'm actually looking forward to getting back to a nice, slow training pace - after having spend most of the last few weekends racing shorter distances.

I'm just happy for the summer to be upon us, hopefully get a nice long stretch of good weather, and to start building up the distance again.

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