Ran 20.o miles @ 8:01/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - N/A (strap in desperate need of cleaning)
Lower to mid 60s, partly cloudy.
Or so I hope. Three weeks until the Vermont 100, so tapering begins now. I thought that after yesterday's long run that I had more in me, so I decided then to get in another 20 miles today. I've read that back to back 20 milers are great ultra training, since it's good practice at running on tired legs. Was glad I did it.
Run itself was great. I combined two loops that I normally do. First 10.1 mile loop I did is very hilly, and I just moseyed along at around a 8:12/mile pace, enjoying the long uphill and subsequent downhill and feeling good. Two deer crossed the road not far in front of me around six miles into the run. Neat to see.
After that loop, I swung inside my house and downed 2/3 of a liter of water and took an electrolyte pill. Hurried out the door to do my 9.4 mile loop, which is only slightly hilly. Picked up the pace here, and most of the splits were under 8:00/mile, especially at the end. Reached my house and ran another .3 up the road and back to bring the mileage up to 20. Felt very good and very strong throughout the run. Good signs for sure.