I think this was the hardest long run that I have ever done. 26 degrees at the start. Had to borrow a fleece from my mother-in-law to go on top of the two shirts that I was wearing which weren't going to cut it by themselves. My shins (mostly my left one) were tight and it was difficult to get moving for the first few miles. Fortunately, I had Jenny for company the whole way. Lots of rolling hills. And through some strange twist on geography and laws of physics there was more uphill than downhill on an out and back course!
It sure was nice to finish!
Average pace: 8:54
Besides, letting me borrow some extra clothes, my mother-in-law also cooked some pretty awesome home made waffles for breakfast with some fresh blueberries on the side!