Yesterday I did six miles. In freakin' an hour and 22 minutes!!! My usual 6 miles is more than 30 minutes faster than that. I guess the good news is that of the 1:22, 1:13 of it was at 153 bpm or below. And after about 4 miles I started feeling better and could start picking it up. I've always known it took me a long time to warm up and feel comfortable, but I didn't know it still applied to slow, slow runs. I'll keep plugging away and hopefully this training will all work out.
An hour and 22 minutes!! For six miles!!!