Water break at mile 13.
This morning I headed out bright and early - 5:25am - hoping to beat the heat of the day and still get in a good 20 miler. I felt pretty good for the first 15 miles or so, but those last 5 miles my legs and head were aching and I felt like I was cooking! I just pushed through, finishing 20.01 miles with an average pace of 11:39 min/mile. As soon as I got home, I fixed myself a protein shake and filled the tub with ice cold water to soak my legs.
This afternoon we're leaving to go camping in Grand Teton National Park until Thursday. I'm going to try to get in at least a mile everyday, even if it means doing loops around our campground. It is bear country up there, so I won't be going too far. That's why I wanted to get my weekly long run in today!