A little later start for my longer run today since the oldest works and helps out at a horse camp. A little light rain on and off throughout the run. After warming up to some Cardio X my legs felt good to hold a better pace today, nothing blazing but a good steady run. That was until about 15 miles in, when I got the great idea to take a detour on my route and run the nearby hills on tired legs. Yes, THOSE HILLS (one person here knows what I am talking about, they are quite challenging), so mile 15+-19+ were hill running and although it really pulled down my overall time, it was worth it to me and hope it strengthens my late race endurance. I really would like to know my splits, but still Garmin-less so I have my overall pace at 8:16/mile - however I know the first 15 were well below 8 after throwing a few projections on what I ran those hills at. Yard work to come!