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10:00 AM

14 mi


6:43 mi


160 lb


55 F


4 / 10
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Des Moines


Met Sutton in Des Moines and he suggested the Drake Half route, something I'd never done and quickly realized I had no idea where this route went. Sutton led and I just ran mindlessly, occasionally looking about and seeing where we were. We passed most of the time telling old war stories (races of course).

There was some annoying rain for a few miles, but it passed without too much thought. It thankfully wasn't a chilling rain, though it did make for some unfortunate chaffing above the waist (which seems destined to happen twice a year or so).

Other than a pit stop at McDonald's (featuring understudy Sutton instead of my usual leading role) where I did a 100m stretch 5 5imes, we pretty much hovered around 6:40 the entire run. It felt like a casual pace the whole time, nevertheless, I stopped at 14,

Afterward, I was thinking 90min runs for my last several long runs wasn't quite ideal for a half marathon. But then I remembered that Dam to Dam is a 20k this final year. So obviously I am training just perfectly! :D