Blackjack! That'd be 21. I ran 21 miles yesterday. 3 hours and 32 minutes. It was 28 degrees and windy. That's about a 10 minutes / mile pace. That is the most I've ever run in a training session. My plan was to run 3.5 hours and if I was close to 21, I'd just finish off to 21. The reason is, it's a big mental game for me. When I run, anything in the 30 minute range seems like a walk in the park. So if this were the actual marathon, at 3.5 hours, I'd only have 30 minutes to tough through to finish. I feel really good going into my taper now. My race is in 15 days!!!!
Now, on to my toenail. I will spare posting a picture of it. Well, back in the late summer last year, there appeared a giant black line across the bottom of it. Then slowly the black spot grew. Turns out it's a bruise under the toenail. I was told by some experts (who have lost several) that I'd lose it. I'm happy to say, it is still here with me 6 months later. The black line is about 1/2 way up now. I can't believe I'm actually writing about my toenail. The things I do to kill time before Sparty comes on in 5 minutes!
Dahab and Sharm el Sheikh
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