I ran 12 miles today, using my venerable "block" technique. (A block is a 3-miler, followed by a brief break for liquids and gel).
This is a big deal. I checked my records and found that the last time I ran that far (or farther) was in mid-2007. (I also confirmed that 2006 and 2007 formed the Golden Age for my fitness. More on that later.)
I had hoped to join my father on the Island Trails ride. My plan was to run while the pack cycled. Alas, the plan was foiled by bad weather. Plan B was to partake in the Run for the Cure, but I chose to hit the gym instead.