Did my first long run in quite a while, not sure how I skipped so many weeks without truly going the distance. Ran 16 miles yesterday in about 2:20, at a 8:33-per-mile pace.
This training cycle is obviously much easier than past years but I still get the appreciation for the hours that training takes. At times, it's something that weighs on me. But I usually forget that, like yesterday while I was running on the trails, being passed left and right by cyclists. Felt nice, strong even, independent, to be in the virtual wilderness.
Hit 45 miles, this week is a 'rest' week, which I'll take. Look forward to when 16 milers feel easy. They just don't quite yet.