I decided to get more serious about my running and follow a plan to train for a half marathon. To date, I have run four half marathons, but I only really trained for the first one. I bought the plan from McMillan based on the experience of a buddy. She used the plan developed for her to PR her marathon and a number of training races along the way.
Today the McMillan plan called for a long run (8 to 10 miles). The only goal was to go slow and steady keeping my pace between 10:54 and 11:56 per mile (based on the McMillan pace calculator). First mile was just a couple seconds fast.
I stopped short of the 8 when my knee began to bother me. Overall, I am really happy with the workouts this week - 17 miles
Progress requires persistence and patience.