6 mile run today, and I had so much fun! We were camping in Utah at a state park on the north end of the Great Salt Lake. I took paved roads around the campground and down by the water until I had reached my 6 miles. I definitely do better on the longer runs. My Garmin tells me my pace is slower than when I do my 3 milers, which makes sense I guess. I think that in my mind I'm telling myself I need to go farther, and stay strong longer, so I keep my pace pretty moderate so I don't tire out too fast. I really enjoy the long runs.
Today was also the first time I've attempted a run while wearing my hydration belt. Since I was going six miles in an unfamiliar area and it was warmer weather than what I have been used to, I thought it was a good time to start practicing with it. I'm glad I'm starting now, because it felt very cumbersome and awkward at first, and I think I'm going to need to make some adjustments to it, maybe add some Velcro on the straps, to make it less bothersome. By the end of the 6 miles I was used to it, no biggie, but it does take some getting used to having that water bottle gurgling up and down, and the belt tight around my waist.