Well, that reeked. Objectives today were (1) 20 miles; (2) sub-8; and (3) negative split. Would have been happy with 2 out of 3. Hit none of them. Hit the turn-around in 1:17, feeling pretty good, but by mile 12 I could tell I was starting to break down mentally when I began to feel massive resentment at the big hills that separated me from home. Splits began to creep up into the 8s, and when I got to the top of the hill above Fay Bainbridge (13.66mi) got it into my head that I had a terrible blister which would make it impossible to run next week if I went any further on it. Stopped dead in my tracks. Took about a mile of walking before I pulled it together, and then I couldn't get above 10:00 pace. So I jogged home at that rate. Longest, most arduous 5 miles ever. Blech.
2:41 2500ft climb. Waverider.