I managed to keep running during the week but had to take the intensity down until today. I did my first "finish fast" long run. With these types of runs it is goal to finish the last 6-8 miles at goal marathon pace and to "practice" all the other extra race day items such as fluid intake, gels, shoes, etc... Today's run went as well as I had wished and actually I finished feeling like the effort was very easy. (kinda nice at this point)
Here is how the week finished out and the details of Sunday's long run:
Friday: Easy out and back on west Skyline and then added a loop in Rock hill.
1:14:10 10 miles
Saturday: Trails at the Porkies in Michigan with my wife Kari.
~54:00 6.5 miles
Sunday: Finish Fast Long Run
first 10 miles 1:11:46 (7:11 pace)
last 6 miles at MP
total: 1:46:48 16 miles
* had to stop and get aide
Weeks Totals:68.2 miles
Years Totals: 2295.7 miles