Well, even though I intended to get out earlier than yesterday, I wasn't out the door until after 8 AM today. I started this run with sun hat and sun glasses in place since the rays were already beating down.
This 5 mile loop is one that I haven't ran in a while since I had taken some injury time off. As I was heading north on McIntosh Rd. at about the 37 minute mark I could hear the turkey vultures squawking overhead. Not a good sign. At about 39 minutes the negative self talk started so I responded with my new mantra "Yes You Can". Chanting "Yes You Can" to myself carried me past the McDonald's and through the turn onto Clark Rd. I started the chant again as I headed down the home stretch very pleased with today's effort.
This will be my recurring long run for the next 2 or 3 weeks. My next event is the Wildhorse Trail 10K on November 6th which I expect to finish in about an hour. My plan is to try to build up to a 75 minute long run for at least a couple weeks and then have a couple short weeks before the event.