This morning we found out that the construction on US-12 East (yes the very same road, again!) meant that we were going to either have a short day at 38.5 miles or a very short day at 26.2 miles – if we couldn’t get through the construction! I was pretty stressed at the thought of doing such a short day as it would mean adding on the miles over the next 4 days; and I’d seen the weather forecast for Billings that said it was getting hotter and would be nearing 95 degrees by Sunday. The thought of doing 46 miles for several days in the hottest weather we’ve faced wasn’t appealing! Also I was running well – with hardly any leg pain/soreness and only one little blister to annoy me – so didn’t want an early finish. Funny feeling approaching 26.2 miles and hoping to be able to run another 12, but that’s how it was. Luckily when I got there Justin had already been through and the construction workers were great – so we got in the full day’s mileage. Today’s forecast heat was kept at bay by a lot of cloud cover, though I don’t think we’ll be so lucky tomorrow.
Here are some photos from the day – mainly from Heidi and Margaret, thank you again for great crewing today!