Today I ran 20 miles with a fast finish. It felt good to see a 9:31 pace on my Garmin 220 for mile 18. Then I ran mile 19 at a 9:17 pace. The last mile was a cool-down mile with my dog. My average pace was 10:31 for the whole run.
After my run, I ran up and down the park stairs for 6 minutes. I was much more tired doing the stairs this week than I was when I did them last week after only 15 miles. Time seemed to stand still today!
Before the run, I ate a giant blueberry muffin from Cracker Barrel. My husband and I ate there yesterday and I had my first steel-cut oats (creamy!) and brought the muffin home for my pre-run meal.
During the run, I had three servings of the honey mixture I wrote about last week. Next time, I think I'll just take honey and leave out the molasses for a sweeter taste.
The Beauty Berry Bushes (aka French Mulberry) are in bloom here in Texas and fill the park where I run. In the photo, you can also see the creek that runs below some of the paths where I run.