Good long run. Decided I would do 10 miles of it at a consistent faster pace so I did a 2 miles "warmup" then 10 miles at 6:44 pace. It wasn't the most fun run I've ever been on, but I proved to myself that I can cruise at a good pace for a long time. I'll probably keep doing this style run regularly especially on my long runs. I was kinda tense the whole time, and that got me really rolling on downhills, but uphills killed me. Also I did this on a route that is almost all downhill, so I dunno how accurately they reflect my fitness. Overall felt good, pushed myself mentally, and my legs figured out how to push a little when I'm tired.
I dunno if anyone looks at my blog, but if you do what do you think of runs like this? I could probably do faster(and I would like to :P), but how fast is too fast, and how do I figure that out? For the foreseeable future I'll be doing following a schedule that looks like the one below for reference.
Monday = long run (12+miles)
Tuesday = recovery(relaxed 8-10miles)
Wednesday = intervals/tempo(4miles of intervals/4-5mile tempo run or something)
Thursday = recovery(relaxed 9+miles)
Friday = recovery(8-10miles)
Saturday = long workout/race(still figuring this out, but mostly races)
Sunday = rest
I made this up based on my minimal experience, and things I've heard about what other runners do. I think there's lots of room for improvement in it, and there are details I need to fill in every week about the workouts and distances I'll do, but I'd appreciate any input everyone has!