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The weather forecast from earlier in the week got a whole lot better for our long distance run today. The rain and wintry mix was postponed to Sunday/Monday. We ended up running in temps between 36* and 42* with partly sunny skies and low wind. That’s about as good as you can expect around here for late November! With my dad driving us to and from the rail trail and stopping so we can replenish water at a couple of points, we started our run at the MD/PA state line. We ran the 20 miles all the way to York, PA (home of my college alma mater and delicious peppermint patties). Along the way we passed a genuine steam train with passengers at a station. Then later, it passed us and then we passed it again as it was stopped at a tree farm up the track a ways. I’m happy to say my IT band didn’t give me any trouble! We got to mile 14 before the normal types of soreness heavily set in. We finished in 4:31:39 for a pace of 13’35″/mile!
This gave us quite a confidence boost for the Dopey Challenge! We feel really good about it, but we’ll continue to train just the same We have 18 training events to go before Dopey, including: 11 Paced Runs, 5 Distance Runs, and 2 Walks!