It was a very dark morning, so dark that I almost ran off the road a couple times. It's a weird feeling when you can't see the road in front of you.
I started off a little sluggishly for the first few miles and then I seemed to settle into a nice groove. I did my 10 mile loop with the 1st 3.5 miles climbing 700+ feet and then a nice easy descent over the next 6.5 miles. I did it twice to get in my 20 miles. The first loop I ran in 1:18:10. I was suprised to see I had done it that fast in that I kind of felt like I was sleep walking through that first loop. In my never ending quest for negative splits I picked it up a bit on the second loop and ran it in 1:14:54.
Total run 20 miles, 2:33:04, AP 7:39
I was feeling good with a couple miles to go so I let the horses run and averaged 6:33 over the last 2 miles. I hope I don't pay for that on Monday when I head out for my run.