Today's long run wasn't that long, only 5.17 miles. I am following a slightly modified version of Hal Higdon's novice half-marathon plan. Every few weeks, he has you scale back a bit on your long run. Hopefully next friday, I'll be back to 7 miles. I ran along our lakeside trail that included the hills in the first mile. Wasn't too bad. I seem to be compelled to try to improve, even on what is supposed to be an easy, long, relatively slow, run. Each mile, I improved my pace. :) I like that.