Today’s long run felt like a key stepping stone. After 11 miles 2 weeks ago and 10 miles last week, I jumped to 13 miles today. Next week is 14, then 16. So I really wanted today to be good. And it was :) I ran with my running partner for 7.5 miles, which helped tremendously. I averaged right at 8 min pace – started slower, finished with my last 4 miles right around MP.