I ran on the Roanoke Greenway today, and although I hit a new PR for distance, I was really struggling toward the end. Eleven miles, and I averaged an 8:48 mile, but the last few miles were sloppy and inconsistent (as my graphs show). As I started today I thought, damn, wouldn't it be nice to have an unofficial, solo half marathon under my belt? But it was not to be today. Going another two miles was unimaginable toward the end.
I'll be ready by April. But I'm really glad that I have that long before the Park To Park. I'll need all of it to be ready.
By the way, my fundraising run for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation continues through November. My generous friends have made this one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of my life. If you'd like to donate a dollar or two to a worthy cause, click this link: https://goo.gl/79YTHd