Saturday is our “long run” day. It’s also our “run outside” day.
And so, we did.
We chose a local ‘rails to trails‘ park for our run and it was a really great location! We maintained a consistent pace (12.5 minute mile) and did the four miles in right at fifty minutes doing 4:1 run:walk intervals. A half-marathon is doable doing it like that.
It is vital to be sufficiently hydrated not just in the hour or two before the run but throughout the day, all day, every day.
Being well-fueled is an every day thing. I wasn’t on Saturday and I felt it.
I can run four miles!
This week we up our running speed on the treadmills Tuesday and Thursday and on Saturday we run five miles.
I have never, ever in my life run four miles.
I can’t say that ever again.