Tuesday: 10 miles including 7 miles @ 8:58 pace; I didn't hit the pace I wanted to (was aiming for something in the low 8:50's/high 8:40's) but I am really proud I kept up the effort for the full 7 miles. The last few weeks when I've gone out for this type of speed work I've had to stop to take a few walking breaks. This has been really frustrating and I've started to get anxious before these types of runs. So hopefully this will be the breakthrough week and we can go back to our regularly scheduled broadcasting now.
Wednesday: 10 miles @ 10:04 pace; I've definitely hit that point again where 10 miles seems like a normal run day. My legs were pretty dead the first few miles, but as they usually do on my Wednesday runs, they perked up the last half of the run.
Friday: 20 miles @ 10:30 pace; Last 20 miler of this training cycle in the bag! I won't say I felt like I could keep going and going at mile 20, but mentally the run went by pretty quickly.
And with that I start my two week taper for the Santa Rosa Marathon. This isn't an A-race but I do have some time goals which I'll go into later.
I never really showed any photos from my time in Utah in June. This was taken from Antelope Island in Great Salt Lake the day after the second marathon. You'll notice the weather did a complete 180 from the previous two days.