• 4h 24m
  • 26.00 miles
  • 10m 09s /Mi

Extra long run today - last one before the Napa Marathon.  As usual, first 2-2.5 hours were easy - kept right on my 9'15" pace.  After the turn around (13 miles) it got a little harder, and right around the three hour point, the hills started to get to me.  I could keep running, and hold a pretty good pace on the flats and downhills, but the uphills (lots of them) were killing me.  I ended up doing a LOT of walking up the hills, and struggled to keep running on the flats.

I had hoped this run would be a big confidence boost for the race..... I'm not sure I accomplished that!!!  The only "saving grace" is that this route had almost twice the elevation gain as the marathon route, and the last 6 or 7 miles of the race routes is almost dead flat, so hopefully the wheels will not fall off on race day. 


  • 54m 53s
  • 6.40 miles
  • 08m 35s /Mi
Run up the trailway, after work, before the RDA meeting.

  • 56m 13s
  • 6.40 miles
  • 08m 47s /Mi
Finally, left work a couple of hours early to get a run in.

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