Yay a return to 42 mile days! The last few have seemed like long slogs but today was nice and easy. Cloudy most of the day and, although a little humid, I thought it didn’t seem as hot. Mike and I ran together, and with Steph, for a short while then I ran on – and was about half a mile in front of Mike all day. Might seem odd to be so close but not run together but I really wanted a day to myself, with just my thoughts, and I’ve found if Mike and I run together we often slow down but if I push on we both maintain a better pace, as is the case if Mike’s a bit in front of me.
At the risk of sounding like I’m enjoying myself… I had a great day! Easy running and crew were brilliant once again; Steph even went ahead to check out the route around a tricky junction and Pat and Carl were there at every turn.
Tonight’s dinner was Mexican – a place called El Allende that Steph found online; all agreed a superb dinner!
Tomorrow we cross the Mississippi river into Illinois – apparently there’s more corn to come!