I ran down to Route 66 and planned to do a couple of laps before running around town. But once I was there, I got into one of those grooves that you don't want to disrupt. It's like when a pitcher has a no-hitter going and you don't talk to him and don't change anything for fear of ruining his streak. There were times when I hit that magic stride that feels effortless... like I'm actually being propelled by some invisible force. I didn't want to leave the park while I was on a roll.
I stayed in the park for 5 laps and then headed home. It was one of those days that I start thinking, "If this was the marathon, I could run a 3:10 right now." Of course, that's easy to think at mile 10 with only 6 miles to go instead of 16.
16 solid miles in the books! Next week is a recovery week and then back to the heavy mileage. It's hard to believe the marathon is only two months away. That's about 6 weeks of training and then a taper before Race Day.
Goal For The Day: Long Run.
Distance: 16.25 Miles.
Time: 1:58:04. 7:16 Avg. (7:31, 7:01, 7:10, 7:17, 7:04, 6:56, 6:54, 7:42, 7:08, 7:12, 7:04, 7:14, 7:01, 8:05, 7:14, 7:31, 1:53*)
Route: To Rte 66/5 Laps/Home.
Conditions: 72 degrees/cloudy/windy. 9AM.
Notes: Great 'Runner's High' day! Breathing was smooth and easy the whole time. The 7:42 and 8:05 were when I stopped to walk/jog while I had a G2 pouch. Feeling optimistic today!
Daily Miles: 16.25 Miles.
Run - 269.04 Miles.
Bike - 98.53 Miles.
Swim - 9,050+ meters.