"Life is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It’s about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what."

Dean Koontz

My run today

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.