Monday 5.2 miles/47:54/9:13 average pace
Last run in Montana with my dad. We just ran around our side of town and I soaked in the sights one last time. Then I took one last dip in my parent's hot tub... man I miss that thing already. I had a really wonderful trip and it was great to see everyone, but really hard to leave.
Tuesday 12.5 miles/1:49:08/8:44 average pace
Back home on the usual trail. I ran a loop which I know to be 12 miles exactly, but I had to divert for a water fountain because I was SO thirsty! The run felt great and I ran the last 5.5 miles about a 8:15-8:20 ish pace. I was ignoring my watch so that was a pleasant surprise after finishing the run feeling good.
I followed Emily and Ryan online during the Chicago marathon, what a couple of tough runners. I didn't know how bad it was going to get with the heat and the humidity but after I heard I was so proud of those guys, and all the others, for braving those conditions and running a marathon. Emily, you didn't get a very fair start to your marathon career, but you sure showed everyone what you are made of. I'm so proud and impressed with your finish. :) I hope you'll give the marathon another chance to show you how fun it can be, and give the world a chance to see how freaking fast you can be. Great job out there, you are one bad ass chica. And Ryan ran an incredible 3:25, an amazing feat in those conditions. You guys are both freaking awesome. Can't wait to hear the full stories...
Congrats also to Miranda who also faced abnormally hot and humid conditions in the Twin Cities, but ran a great race and finished shockingly strong. WOW!