Long run to start the day

I have been in training for a 10K race in Knoxville coming up next weekend. The training has not been going overly well. While I have continued to run, and probably gotten faster, my times are pretty pitiful. I have gained a bit of weight since being home over the last year. I have to figure out a way to keep that at bay. I think I have stopped the increase, but I have not been going back down yet. A couple of dozen extra pounds are really making it hard to run.

I may still be able to PR next weekend, which was the goal of doing the race, but I don’t think I can hit the time I was going for. I am going to adjust my goal, but still shoot for a PR.

Yesterday I got a chance for a nice long run as prescribed in my training plan. This was the first time to do a long run in my home town. It was amazing to me how small the town is when broken down to an 8 mile run. I was able to make a loop out of the top left quadrant of town and do the distance.

While my speed is not great, it was fun to run around town yesterday. It was a great way to start a very busy and fun-packed day.

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