my last 20-miler. it was scheduled for friday, but i suddenly have way too much going on that day. plus it is my commute day which always brings added stress. so, today was the day.
i ran 1 mile from my house to the TOU finish line, then followed the course out to hollow road (mile 16.5-ish). then i turned around and followed the course back to the finish line. most of the orange moose on the road have faded or completely disappeared, but it was fun looking for them.
i am disappointed in myself for one thing about this run --- i did not do my 5-mile MP tempo. i really needed to get a feel for pace and test my fitness, but i couldn't get it going. i did run a good 4 mile stretch with some faster miles ranging from 6:38 - 7:10, but i didn't push it as hard as i could have. i mostly just wanted to get through the distance today. i will worry about sharpening my speed with my final BW and 5K race.
total time: 2:35:22 / 7:46 average
i wore my nike frees. no problems. still love them. they are now my official eugene race shoes.