AM: 19.2 mi. Long Run w/ 5mi. cutdown - decided to simulate the finish from last years' Mill Race Full where I crashed and burned badly. Lots of unexpected turns and in and out (going away from the direction of the finish line) of neighborhoods that I am familiar with. Last year, this reeked havoc with me mentally, since I ahd a good idea where I was and knew that at times I was running away from the finish line at a spot in the race where I was already struggling. At about 20 miles, this kind of winding path toward downtown Columbus and the finish line begins. So, I ran that today. Took the pace down in to the low 6's for last couple miles to really drive it home in my mind. Cut down splits were 6:45, 6:15, 6:13, 6:04, 6:01.
This capped off another solid week with 110 miles total. This was my final hard/high volume week prior to Mill Race Marathon.