Well, I didn’t make ten miles last week. I only ran once, and it was 3 miles. I just keep catching colds! And with it being so cold outside, I don’t want to make myself worse, so I’ve mostly been resting. I was all ready to start this week out right by doing my long run on Sunday, but I got a mild case of food poisoning and so that ended up not happening.
I do, however, have a chance of making my ten miles this week and starting up a new streak. I ran 3 miles on Tuesday, when I would typically run more like 2.1. If I can manage a similar distance on Thursday, then I only need to run 4 miles on Saturday to finish up this week. Then I can do 5 or 6 miles on Sunday and start next week off right.
My form seems to be improving. On Saturday, I managed to run about a quarter mile at a sub 11 minute mile pace. It’s been a long time since I’ve run an 11 minute mile, but I think I’m going to get back there. Maybe even a 10 minute mile; we’ll see.
I just need to remember what I’m doing this for, and focus on that future where I can easily hike 20 miles in a day. I’ve been there before, so it stands to reason that I can get that energy and ability back. I just need to work at it, an be patient.