Saturday - 25 mi, 03:36 08:39 pace
The weather was great, it was wonderful having someone to run the whole way and it couldn't have gone better (except for the part about running while a deer hunt was going on).
This was my last big run before the big race (although there is 18 miles next week, pretty big but less than 20). I need to concentrate on getting some spring back in my step and feeling completely fresh. Also, I think I'm going to get a new pair of Asics Nimbus. My old pair is somewhat worn out so I decided to try this long run in the Ghosts. I like those shoes but they didn't feel quite as good as the Nimbus for the extra distance. I had pretty good luck with the Brooks Launch at the 50K but the bottom of my feet were hurting and could probably use the extra cushioning that the Asics have.
When I started the training for this 100K race it seemed fairly easy in some ways, but the training is starting to catch up to me a little bit now, so good time for a taper.
Jenny is attending a Newton training class this weekend. This is the class to learn how to teach the class that she took over this past summer. Lots of good information about running form that can apply to Newton and non-Newton runners.
So, in the evening I took the boys out for dinner to Carrabas
Then, Sunday morning I decided to skip my run and make pancakes (from scratch - I used to be a boxed mix only kind of guy!) for the boys and relax as the rest would do more good at this point than another day of running.
All in all, it was a pretty big weekend.