Today I went out for a 10 mile long run. Not the longest by far, but an appropriate distance because I am tapering off for the San Jose Half Marathon in exactly one week from today. The run was 1:33:00, about 9:18 per mile. When I was done, I had plenty in reserve to finish a half marathon so I am in good shape. In order to run the Half Marathon in 2 hours or less, I need to be running at about 9:10 a mile or under, so I am right there and running next weekend under 2 hours is definitely a possibility.
Next week my Wednesday and Thursday short runs are only 4 miles each, again part of the taper plan for the race on Sunday. I hope everything goes OK with the taper week, but there is always a little bit of trepidation doing something you don't normally do, so I am nervous. To help a little, I went on a brand new running route today to sort of get ready for running an unfamiliar route. Maybe I am over thinking things, but I am trying to do everything I can to be ready for the race on Sunday.
I can't wait for the race.