actually it was 10.10 miles, but whose keeping track. oh wait, I am!
I ended up sleeping in later then I have in a long time. Got up around 8:15am, poked my head outside to check the temp, ate a cliff bar & banana, had a few sips of water, got dressed and was out the door around 9am.
It was a little chilly. In fact, I didn't really get warm until I was about 2 miles into the run. I wore a zip up jacket assuming I would end up zipping it half way down or removing it all together. That didn't happen. I wore it the entire time. I was kind of worried I would be over dressed. I had on my under armour l/s top, jacket, under armour tights, under armour headband/ear warmer and my favorite running gloves.
The run went pretty well for being the longest I have done in a few months. I did have pain in my left knee and hip flexor around the 7.5 mile mark, but I dealt with it and pushed on.
I finished in 1:30, which is an 8:54 pace. Not my best time, but I have to remember that I have only been running minimal mileage each week for the past 3 months. That time also included 4 stops to cross major intersections, 1 walk break to eat a Hammer gel (PSA: banana flavor is gross!) and one walk break to grab my fuel belt water bottle that I had dropped.
So overall, I am happy with the outcome. More importantly, I got out there and showed myself that even though running has been put on the back burner, I still have it in me.