Whew, lookin’ rough.

6 miles/ ~60 minutes (I’ve been taking a break from formally timing my long runs to keep morale up)

The first two miles were of awful-average difficulty. Especially because they begin with a huge hill (I took a picture! I’ll show you later!). After two, I took a quick water break and then did two 1.5 mile loops and planned on stopping. But I felt super great during the 3-5 mile period. I even did a sprint through the pretty wooded trail I run through.

Due to this “feeling good” phenomenon, I decided to push it for a personal distance record of 6 miles. I kept telling myself, “This is your long run! Don’t cop out now! If you stop, you’re just going to have to go through all this pain again tomorrow!” Since it was getting dark, I looped around some neighborhood streets to finish the last miles because the streets had streetlamps (duh).