A long run followed by a leisurely brunch with good friends = my favorite way to spend a Saturday morning.
This morning, the girls and I did our second half marathon long training run – 7 miles! It was made even more awesome by the fact that my college BFF Turner is here visiting!
She joined me and my grad school friends for our long run this morning – it worked out perfectly that she’s a runner, too
It was super cold but we had an awesome run – I felt great and it was fun to run through Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and parts of UNC’s campus to show Turner the sights!
Mile 1: 8:59
Mile 2: 9:02
Mile 3: 8:34
Mile 4: 8:37
Mile 5: 8:57
Mile 6: 9:17(massive long gradual hill)
Mile 7: 8:32(feeling great & ended with a sprint!)
Yay! Our overall pace was 8:53, for a total time of 1:02. We beat out last week’s 6 mile pace by 2 seconds (we ran almost the exact same course today) – sweet!
And then – it was time for brunch! Yessssssssss. As you know, we decided last week that post-long run brunches will be mandatory for the duration of our training We’re going to try a new place each week! Today’s adventure: Elmo’s Diner !