Half marathon training, week 9 long run

Despite not sleeping well last night, I knew I needed to get my long run done for the 9th week of training as I didn’t get it done over the weekend due to being stuck inside on a very rainy Sunday.

Once I got home from work I immediately changed clothes and headed out for my neighborhood loop/running trails. My plan called for a 10k race pace but I had planned to go a little farther to make up the 3 weeks of training I missed due to bronchitis. (That nasty cough is still lingering but getting a little better every day). The first mile felt surprisingly well, and I couldn’t believe I actually had a 10 mm in the mix, as well as I kept under an 11 mm pace for the entire 6.5 miles. Over all I was thrilled with this run.

Not to shabby for this rusty runner

Splits! Check out that 10 mm!

My cheerleader!

Today’s thankful 5:

  1. Easy commutes. Today’s commute both to and from work were surprisingly quick with no traffic, accidents, or crazy people that haven’t had enough coffee yet.
  2. Smooth days at work. Today was one of the first “good” work days I’ve had this year, and man did I need it.
  3. Left overs. I baked a big batch of chicken thighs yesterday, so all I had to do for dinner was heat them up along with a bag of steamed cauliflower rice.
  4. My daughter being so excited about trying out for her school’s play. We reciting her audition lines about two dozen times tonight, and I pray she gets the part.
  5. Good runs. Man did I ever need tonight’s run. My right knee has always been my bad knee, ever since I popped it back in high school track. And it sure hasn’t been happy with me this month. I just ordered some new knee braces off Amazon.
This brace got me through 3 full marathons! Got two, one for each knee!

How is your commute to work? What’s your favorite thing to have for leftovers? Get any mileage in today?

Cheers!

Michelle

15 Comments on “Half marathon training, week 9 long run

  1. I didn’t know you were blogging again….I guess that rock I’ve been living under has kept me quite secluded LOL Glad you had a great run….don’t they feel good after a few tough weeks of sickness? I bet you’re really loving your southern locale now that the Midwest is getting a major cold blast this week!

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  2. Way to go on your long run! I haven’t hit distances like that in quite a while, but I’m hopeful I’ll be able to start upping my mileage soon.

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  3. There’s nothing quite like a confidence boosting run! It just makes everything seem better. Good job! And good luck to your daughter!

    I love leftover anything, really. I like to cook but I also get tired of cooking. There are some chicken thighs in my Instant Pot right now because I’m planning to make some chicken soup later in the week.

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  4. Being able to walk to work drastically improved my life for the better!!! I so don’t miss a morning or evening commute. Glad to hear your run went well!

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