I’m not sure exactly how to define a long run, but for me anything over 8 miles is a long run. I’ve found what keeps me reasonably healthy and one of the lessons I’ve learned is that when I start consistently running longer than 8 miles I get injured. It must be something to do with running more than an hour at any one time. I’ve also found that I can do some decent weekly mileage if I break my days into multiple runs (more on that in another post). Anyway, this year I’ve only run 18 times at 10 or more miles.
13 – 10 mile
1 – 11 mile
2 – 12 mile
1 – 13 mile
1 – 14 mile
The weird thing is that three of those were consecutive days last week. It just worked out that way.
I’m planning a 20+ mile run in January but other than that I have no plans to run any “long” runs in the near future, although I am planning on racing a couple of half-marathons soon…