I've been running for 12 years now. A few times in there I had breaks in my running, but I really do love it. I ran track for six years and was a short distance hurdler; 110 meter and 200 meter hurdles. Recently I've been dying to get more into distance running. I've been trained as short distance speed runner, so slowing down and adding distance has been a mentally difficult thing for me after so many years of being a sprinter. I also played rugby in college and even though games were 80 minutes, you'd be lucky to run more than 5 meters before getting tackled.
Right now I can run about 3 to 3.5 miles. This morning I ran a 5K. I'd really like to get up to running a 10K before the running season is done for the year. In NY that's usually around November, assuming hardcore people don't mind running in the cold. I know a lot of you ladies are distance runners and I would love any advice about how to lengthen my runs. I do interval training runs usually two or three times a week and do just straight runs on the other days. I run five days a week and do strength training two or three days a week. TIA.