Well I went ahead and did it, I completed the last 20 miler of this training period. Next week is an easy 12 and then 8. I do not know what I am going to do with all this extra energy.
I went running at the Calhoun Chain of Lakes. For the first loop, I ran with my friend Lauren. She is currently training for her first half marathon in Long Beach on Feb. 7. It was nice having a running partner for the first half of the run. The trails were pretty good, the worse spots were the connections between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun and then between Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles. Did not end up using my screwshoes but it looks like I will have another opportunity this week. It was pretty grey out and drizzled on us from time to time.
Second loop, I tried to keep it at around an 8 min pace and zipped around the lakes. I felt pretty good, though my legs were cramping up about 500m from my finish point. I was telling Lauren on our first loop that last time I saw some people windsurfing with snowboards out on Calhoun but they were not out there when we went by. On my second loop, there they were:
Well, off to watch the Vikings game.