Since I wasn't sure of my long-run fitness I have been taking an "emergency" gel along just incase I start to bonk and need to make it home. That was the case this morning. I used the trails for the first 9+ miles and after that I was on the roads until the finish tape. At ninety minutes I was starting to feel really bad in the quads. The kind of bad where you think, "I better get some help soon or stop". That's when I reached in my pocket and opened the gel. It took some ten minutes to work but like magic once working my pace improved and I was able to finish the run in good fashion. It's really amazing sometimes how those things work. For those that don't believe in them, too bad for you, because they sure made the difference today.
Here is a wrap of the last two days and weeks totals.
Saturday: 1:12:30 ~9 miles (snowy trails with Erik)
felt really good, pizza at Thirsty Pagan later
Sunday: 2:17:31 19.3 miles
first 9.2 miles, trails 7:37 pace
last 10.2 miles, roads 6:40 pace
Weeks Totals: 75 miles
Years Totals: 2157.2