1. Yesterday I ran 19 miles. It was nowhere near as amazing as the 9 I’d run the day before, but I got it done. I met my friend after running 4.5 and she ran about 12 with me. I’d never have made it otherwise. My pace averaged out at 10:44, which was pretty amazing since I had one mile over 12 and one or two over 11 (we hit some MAJOR hills). It was warm and sunny and I was pretty dehydrated by the end, despite drinking all the liquid in my four fuel belt bottles, plus refilling one. Amazingly, I ran mile 18 in 10:40 and mile 19 in 10:30 (with half of that mile at a 9:30 pace!), even though my quads were screaming at that point. I took an ice bath and drank a Gu recovery drink (review after I use it again) and today my legs are tired, but not sore and one of my feet hurts from wearing worn out shoes. 28 miles in two days and I can still walk! I’m gonna call that a success!