I ran from my house along the last 5 miles of the TOU course (very nice to have the miles marked), and then reversed the route. I went out at 7:20 pace for the first 5 miles, then returned at 6:50 pace, which felt pretty good. My last mile (mile 23 to 22 on the TOU) was a 6:30. I felt good, which made me not feel quite so bad about taking yesterday off. And being able to run 10 miles, with half of them under my goal time for RDS, sure helps me feel at least somewhat prepared for the race. 766- 126 miles
So my first toenail of the season has officially turned black. It is not uncommon for me to be missing 4 or 5 toenails all running season. And yes, my shoes are long enough- I think I curl my toes a bit when I push off. Anyone else lose toenails on a regular basis?