22.5 mile run this morning in 2:39. I wanted to run the same length of time I hope to run at Boston with a few marathon pace miles.
Started at the dead end on the golf course road in East Canyon. Generally ran through East Canyon, up Little Mountain and down Emigration Canyon into Salt Lake but with frequent detours to make the run longer or more uphill.
I did 4 x 1/4 mile at close to max effort going up Little Mountain. Ran mile 10-12 in 12 minutes. Ran mile 14 in 5:52 and kept in under seven minute pace the rest of the way. Ran mile 22 in 6:15 without pushing it too hard. Generally felt comfortable and in control the whole way. Good mix of uphills and downhills.
So glad to have the day off to reflect on the grandeur of Chester Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, and of course, Warren G. Harding.