I turn 45 years old today! I've had a great day with a short neighborhood bike ride, waffles and fruit for brunch and relaxed time with the family.
Mrs. Clyde suggested that I commemorate my birthday with a long run this weekend. I did my 2 miles today, as per my schedule, but tomorrow (Sunday) I will either do a 4.5 or 5 mile run (with likely a few walk breaks). 4.5 miles would have some nice symmetry with my 45 years, but the 5 mile loop would be a pretty convenient way to mark the distance.
I wish I understood more about training. Am I better off shuffling along at a very slow speed while trying to run the entire distance, or should I take 30-60 second walk-breaks, etc.? I hate the thought that I am going with too far of a distance for my abilities right now and will end up walking much (most?) of it.
I've never gone beyond 3.1 miles (other than casual walks), so I think I'll just try to run, walk, shuffle, whatever and try to get it done as fast as possible...just to get a benchmark for this distance.
I'll let you know how it goes!