I ended up doing a half on 9/1/12 in which I totally smashed my PR so I am no longer feeling the need to really "race" this one. The start and finish are in two different places for this and the finish is only a few blocks from my running buddy's house. We are both doing 20 miles and we can run from her house to the start and get 7 miles in so it makes the logistics easier. Especially since after we finish we have a few full marathoners to cheer on.
Since I knew it would be my last long run in my usual places I wanted to document it. I ended up with 19.5 miles so it makes me feel really confident that 20 is doable!!
Here is a little journey through some of the places that I get to run by each weekend, and some I also do on my weekly runs.
|A little chilly at the start so began with longsleeves. First in a long time!!|
|Sun just coming up at the start, this is an old railroad track turned into a trail. Ran this 4 times and began getting comments/looks from the people fishing off the decks.|
|Actually from another day, but this park loop I run at least once a week. Also the last mile of the Fox Cities Full and Half Marathon I will be doing next weekend.|
|Hard to see my baby cow is feeding from momma. Somedays the smell of running this is not my favorite part!|
|Hot & sweaty and glad to be done!! Only a little soreness :)|