This is it. This is my last 20 miler before race day.
In a perfect world, an 18 week training program would have been in place; I wouldn't have to put in that many hours at work along the way; and, I also would have had 3 - 20 milers as my long runs going in.
But this is reality, and as it stands, I had to work lots of hours and was only able to get in 2 - 20 milers.
Several weeks ago, I got in a 20 miler, and things were very rough, mentally and physically. For more details of how rough it was, click here.
Today was much happier. I didn't have to bargain with myself as much compared to the last time out.
I also ate a lot more along the way, so my tummy wasn't as upset with me.
20 miles @ 4:28:24
Guesstimate net calories burned: 1,046