Both of us needed to get off work early to meet up so we could finish before it got dark. The weather was perfect. And we chose a running location that's mostly flat.
I had been a bit apprehensive about the run all day, but in the end I couldn't be more pleased with how this turned out. 9 miles at an average pace of 10:44. My fastest long run yet. I felt good at the end and 'sprinted' across my imaginary finish line.
Duke City is 11.5 days away as I write this. With this run in the books, it is officially time to taper.
Bring it on!!