The Buckeye Striders met at Sharon Woods park today to do our long slow distance. Several of us training for the Air Force Marathon (Half) were scheduled to do 8 miles today, so we started at 7 a.m.
When I say we were slow, I'm not exaggerating. We were mostly around 14:50 per mile with more than one mile slower than 15 minutes! Once we got slower than 15 min per mile, I went to the front thinking I could pull the group along. Nancy, Steve and I picked up the pace, but the rest kept chatting and slowing as they went.
Three of us finished our nearly 8 miles (It is a 3.8-mile loop) in under 2 hours. The rest of the group -- who knows.
As I often have to remind myself -- it is a long slow distance day. Still, I don't think we have to go quite that slow!
Regardless, it was a fun morning and I feel great.