7 Mile Half Marathon Training Run – Check!

A long run followed by a leisurely brunch with good friends = my favorite way to spend a Saturday morning.

This morning, the girls and I did our second half marathon long training run — 7 miles! It was made even more awesome by the fact that my college BFF Turner is here visiting! 🙂

She joined me and my grad school friends for our long run this morning — it worked out perfectly that she’s a runner, too 🙂

It was super cold but we had an awesome run — I felt great and it was fun to run through Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and parts of UNC’s campus to show Turner the sights!


  • Mile 1: 8:59
  • Mile 2: 9:02
  • Mile 3: 8:34
  • Mile 4: 8:37
  • Mile 5: 8:57
  • Mile 6: 9:17 (massive long gradual hill)
  • Mile 7: 8:32 (feeling great & ended with a sprint!)

Yay! Our overall pace was 8:53, for a total time of 1:02. We beat out last week’s 6 mile pace by 2 seconds (we ran almost the exact same course today) — sweet!

And then — it was time for brunch! Yessssssssss. As you know, we decided last week that post-long run brunches will be mandatory for the duration of our training 😉 We’re going to try a new place each week! Today’s adventure: Elmo’s Diner!

(Photo from their website)

I had the farmer’s omelette, which came with cheddar cheese, broccoli, tomato, and mushroom. It was just okay — the veggies were definitely a frozen mix, and the egg part was a little tough.







But the yummy biscuit and cinnamon apples (in the back) made up for the sub par omelette 🙂




I hear their pancakes are also awesome — perhaps next time I’ll try those instead!

Turner and I are off to explore around town and then going out for dinner and drinks with some of the girls tonight. Have a great Saturday!

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