7 miles is in the bag

Finished my 7 mile run in 55 minutes or so. The run was actually a tad bit over 7 miles and it averaged out to be about 7:44 per mile. There were two considerable hills along the route, and oddly enough, those two miles were in the 8:00 per mile range. I was pleased that the last mile was a negative split, back down in the 7:38 per mile range. Pretty good for my longest run in 10 years. I’m afraid I’m starting to get the marathon bug again.

All-in-all, it was a pretty good run. It was a little cold, but that gave me a good excuse to go out and buy a couple of long sleeve dry fit shirts :) Sitting here an hour later, my legs feel a little tight. I think I need to be better about stretching. I was never disciplined when it came to that aspect of fitness, but I’m not 21 anymore so for my own good I may need to get better.

Anyway, that is all. Next week is lift/4.5 mi run/3 mi run/4.5 mi run+lift/off/8mi run