I spent the weekend with my daughter and really enjoyed myself. I haven't ever had Sophia for that long of a period of time before... And, to be honest, I was kind of nervous. But, it worked out well. She is healthy (as far as I can tell) and I think she had a good time. I'm sure I did. We didn't really do anything special, just good old fashioned quality time.
In the running world... I had a pretty good cold this past week. I missed 3 days of work and 2 runs. So, by the time my wife got home from her scrap booking weekend, I was absolutely itching for a run. And, the last thing I wanted to do was miss my long one for the week.
So... I went out for my 10 miler and had it in my head that I was going to negative split the long run today. I've never really focused on this kind of thing before. Mostly because my long runs were such a monumental challenge before. Now, they are less difficult. So, it allows me to focus on some things that I didn't before.
It turns out... I had a really good long run. I ran the first 5 miles in 48:55 (intentionally slow). Then, I really pushed the back half and ran that 5 miles in 46:03. After I mapped it, I also found out that I had actually run about 5.125 miles both ways. So, I ran a total of 10.25 after all. Nice to be back...
Run recap- 10.25 miles, 1:34:58, 9:16 pace
Split paces- 9:33 first half, 8:59 second half