It is no secret that I have struggled on my runs for more than a month. Today, I had my best run in over two months. I ran at Scottsdale Community College this evening in perfectly cool weather and averaged just a bit more than 8 minutes per mile. I wore my race-ready Saucony Fastwitch shoes, the course was flat as a pancake and the wind was calm. I ran for an hour and fifteen minutes for a total of 9.35 miles. It was a confidence booster before my half-marathon next weekend.
I did get email from Bill today that the half marathon is a “training run” – I probably won’t go all out, but would definitely like to finish strong!