AM- Long run with Cody and Paul. It was rather chilly- 16 deg with a very cold breeze from the SW. We ran up onto the Millville and Providence bench to get out of the inversion fog. It was rather pleasant and even sunny up top, but once we had to descend it was again foggy and cold, especially when running south or west. Paul got over-eager a few times and pushed the pace as fast as 6:15/mile until we complained. Then he would wait a few minutes and do it again. Lots of good conversation and no one lost any toes or fingers. It makes me look forward to spring and summer when the 3 of us can do more runs together in more favorable weather. 17 miles, 2:02:00 (7:09/mile).
Good end to a recovery week. The next two weeks will be the hardest of my whole race build up and should be my highest mileage ever, including a double long run next week of 5 hr and 4 hr. I made hotel and car reservations this week, so everything is 100% ready. All I have to do is 7 more weeks of training (4 hard), then get on the airplane.