On the schedule today was 7 1/2 miles. My running buddy hurt her ankle so we have been researching the run/walk interval method by Jeff Galloway. At my age, I'm thinking if it prevents injuries, maybe that is what I should be doing. So I tried it today. I may stick with this because my time was a bit faster. I did a modified version. I ran for five minutes and walked for one minute, repeat. I did find that I sipped more water during the run. It is easier to drink when you are walking. I feel fine tonight. Left ankle is just a tad sore so I am icing it. Even though it is hard, I really do enjoy long runs.