Long run by myself. It was worth it to sleep in until 6:30 am and run in the light rather than get up at 4:30 am, drive 25 minutes, and run in the dark with someone.
I did the same run as on Labor Day but without a Garmin. I did take a couple of GUs with me so I can start training with them. I felt tired from a long week, but was glad to get this run done. I got a drink at the Alpine park on the way up to Sliding Rock and on the way back and took one GU. I took another GU with about 4.5 miles to go when I hit Cedar Hills park. The first 10 miles was 1:18:27 which isn't bad considering it is all up hill. I wish that the next 10 miles was all downhill but since I head up toward AF canyon and up the big hill I turns out to have a lot of up. Some of the tendons in my lateral right leg were very tight and hurting for the last 10 miles, so I stopped and stretched a little at the parks when I grabbed a drink and took a GU. I made it back alright, and even through down a 6:00 last mile. I iced the tendons when I got done and had stretched out. 2:27:08 for the run with the second half in 1:08:40.
My goal is to stay healthy for the next three weeks and hopefully still pull off a good marathon, so far so good.
(2130- 236 miles)