|And that's all, folks.|
I got a later start than I would have liked (story of my life lately), but, in retrospect, since I don't know how many more sunny, warm, summer-esque days I'm going to have this year, I'm glad I was outdoors when I was. Checking the weather later in the day, I saw that it had reached nearly 80 degrees right smack in the middle of my run.
I went out a bit slower than my last LONG long run and I am already feeling a million times better today, the day after. It's amazing how much less a 10:44 average pace for 22 miles beats up your legs, compared to a 10:11 average pace for 20 miles.
I took a potty break at mile 16 and my feet were hurting so badly I wasn't sure if I'd be able to run another 6, but of course I did. And, surprisingly, my feet don't really hurt today at all. On race day, I expect that will be something I'll just have to push through.
And that extra 0.25 kills me. I overshot the halfway point on purpose expecting to have one more walk/Gu break on the second half, but it looks like I overshot a bit too much. I ran it in because it was quicker and I knew my suffering would be over that much sooner. Ha!
Less than three weeks to go! All the major work is done and I just have to rest the legs and prep for a fun day.