Considering my recent track record, my 5.5 miles was a long run this evening. The weather is just becoming perfect for running and starting to become a little cool for swimming.
Someone I work with has been training for the Savannah Half which is in a couple weeks. Since I am the experienced runner of our department, I have been giving her pointers and encouragement. She was very excited to tell me that she ran 9 miles this weekend.
That was part of my push. The other reason for me to run long tonight came out of a game of guess a number. I asked my girlfriend to give me 2 numbers between 1 and 10. I was going to combine the numbers and then add the digits and that would be my lucky number of miles. She said 7 and 4. That made 11, which added the digits to make 2. That didn't seem like enough miles in my mind with the weather we're having. I just went out and hit the road. I had the middle mileage of 5.5 in my mind, but had no idea how close I was going to be when I finished. My actual mileage was 5.57 according to gmap-pedometer.com.
I feel great now! I feet are little sore, but not too bad. Now, it's time to watch the presidential debates!