Last night, for the first time in a while, I ran solo. 7 miles from the Arc to BC and back (throwing in a couple repeats up Summit Ave, because why not?)
I’ve been doing 2-3 miles solo, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the arc trainer, but last night was the first time I’ve run any long-ish distance solo since before training season began. And I realized, it was exactly what I needed at this point in my training.
Don’t get me wrong, I love running with other people. In fact, as I talked about in my last post, a lot of my long runs hinge around having other people there to keep me going. But something about a good solo run gets you going mentally and saying, “Yes, I can do this.”
Off to the cape for the Hyannis half this weekend, fingers crossed for a PR (although it’s going to be hard to beat my last PR in Hyannis last Memorial Day)