This morning we started off with about 14 miles of the Hennepin Canal Trail, then about 14 miles in the middle on roads (the IL 6 being a new ‘worst shoulder’) and finished with 15 miles on the I&M Canal Trail. It was a good day, cloudy in the morning and seemed a little cooler than yesterday – which reminded me of a sign which said ‘Satan called and he wants his weather back’. What’s amazed me is how muggy and humid it is here at 6:30am, then it gets drier through the morning and roasting hot in the afternoon. Still being on the trail was great – the roads definitely seem hotter and have absolutely no shade.
I ran well; just inside 9 hours – the first 8 hour-something run I’ve had in weeks! And Mike was only a few minutes behind having had a few foot/blister issues.
In my haste to get to bed last night (and watching Family Guy) I forgot to mention that we had another visitor – Marty came to cycle with us most of the day! It was lovely to see him again and he was great company.
Tomorrow’s all on the I&M Canal trail so looking forward to another good day.