Today I did the longest run in my life - 18 Miles! I ran on the Gateway Trail and saw a few others out on long runs. It was a great day with cool temperatures and a good mix of sun/shade. I felt surprisingly good, averaging 9:11 a mile.
This Saturday I'll be doing 20 miles at Get Ready to Rock. The race will have pacers, so I think I might go with the 9 min group (3 hours total for 20 miles). This may be a stretch, but if I do some run/walk after mile 10 I should be OK. The big problem today was range of motion. After 2+ hours of the same running technique my legs felt stiff and my already short stride got shorter. I did some walking and stopped to refill my water bottles and after each I felt much better.