“Long” run

As mentioned in my last post on shin splints, I’ve been trying to increase my running distance slowly. This weekend I did a 2 mile “long run,” and it felt great.

My goal, of course, is eventually to run a 5k at a 7 minute/mile pace. Since I can already do 1 mile at that pace, I figured I would start by running 2 miles at an 8 minute pace. It didn’t seem that difficult, although I ran into some fatigue coming back home; ended up doing 1.9(9?) miles at a 7′ 52″ pace.

I guess my next goal is to run a whole 5k at the 8 minute pace, and/or to run 1 mile in 6:30, or 2 miles in 15 minutes.

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