I've been thinking recently that in order to improve my 5k and maybe start training for some longer races I should be putting in more mileage. Over the past two months I've done only 3 or 4 runs that were 6-7 miles. I highly favor interval work right now, but I know you need a good mix of the two in order to get the best results. Also reading all you super distance runner blogs has had me thinking about running longer. So today I went for it. . . 13 miles.
Y'all are nuts!!!!
(I mean I realize 13 miles is child's play to many of you, I don't
know how you do it. I've got nothing but respect for you)
I don't know how some of you do such high mileage, my legs are completely dead right now. I ran 6.5 out and then back. The first half I ran in 57 min, my overall time was 2:01. I definitely had some walking breaks at the end there (most of the last mile :/). I was starving the whole way back (I guess that's my mistake for not bringing any fuel) If I had any money with me I surely would have stopped at one of the numerous restaurants along the way. Obviously going from a high of 6 miles straight to 13 might not be the best way to go, I'll never claim to be the brightest crayon in the box ;) Spontaneous, that's what that was right there.
That's all I got right now, I've gotta go stuff my face and take some pain killers.