I woke up, I drank only ONE cup of coffee (that's completely unheard of), and I was out the door.
With the Fox Valley Half Marathon two weeks away, my goal was to run 13.1 miles simulating as close to race pace as possible. While running the full distance around goal pace is not necessary (and frowned upon by some runners), this was the run that I needed today.
This run was a huge confidence boost. I definitely struggled with pacing near the beginning and end, but it was refreshing to see sub-8 minutes miles again. I ran just above my goal pace but I was still encouraged by the paces I did hit. I am looking forward to the half on September 20 and knocking my goal pace out of the park!
I really need that shirt....
The rest of the today is being spent shopping, going out to Two Brother's Brewery for lunch, and hanging out with these two cuties:
How was your long run this weekend?