So as far as my long run yesterday... I'm having a hard time focusing on just distance and not distance and speed. It's hard when you hear people say "9 min/mile or under 8/mile". You feel so new and inexperienced and not good at running. At least I feel like if I was really a runner I'd be faster. Like I'm a phony. But, it is nice to be able to say to someone "I ran 7 miles yesterday for my long run". ... I have long runs! I just wish the speed would pick up.
Today, my quads felt stiff. I stretched a little on my lunch break, that helped. Also, probably not a good idea to do my long run and then relay for life that night. I walked off and on from 5pm to 10pm. whoo hoo. It was a really neat event though, I love going to it.