20.8 miles from home. 3:01:09 8:43 ave pace. From home to the to the back of the Capitol, back and forth on the mile and a half loop. Instead of coming back down Capitol Hill I took the Memory Grove route. Less steep and I've already run down Capitol Hill three times this week. Once I hit the flat of the Valley floor I wanted to finish the run no slower than marathon goal pace. I think I did it. Time to check the splits.
9:18 8:55 8:58 10:36 9:50 8:53 8:36 8:35 8:52 8:53 9:05 8:59 8:43 8:45 8:43 8:28 8:00 7:39 7:36 7:34 and 7:30 for the last .8
Not bad, this is kind of a tough run with all the uphill and downhill. I was afraid I was going to throw up a bunch of 9's today, glad I didn't and feeling good about how I finished the run. This is my 4th 20 miler in this cycle. I'm pretty sure I'll do 3 more in the month of March. Hey, March madness?