|Total Average Pace:||7:15|
The plan was to do 24 miles, 6 of them at around 6 minute pace. It didn't quite happen that way, but I completed the 24 miles. I started the first 9 with Sean. The only thing that probably threw me off a little is I didn't drink or take any salt the first 9 miles. I usually do this on my 17+ mile long runs but I didn't do it this time. I lose a lot of salt when I run so this something that I usually have to pay attention to. At mile 18 I was supposed to start the 6 minute pace run, but I just didn't have it. So I ran by effort and by mile 23 I was running 8:34 pace. At then end of the run the area below my knee around the top of my shin area was hurting pretty bad. I'm going to have to pay attention to this to make sure it doesn't become chronic or worse. I'm glad I completed the last 20+ miler before the marathon. I'm ready to experience this so called tapering process!