Start time: 6:30 a.m.
Hours of sleep: 2
Distance: 21.5 mi.
Hours Running: 4:01:52
Calories Burned: 3,051
Elevation Gain: 5,543 ft.
Avg. Pace: 11:02 per mile
Fastest Mile: 8:51 (mile 10)
Slowest Mile: 12:28 (mile 16)
Songs Listened to: 0
Gatorades finished: 1.5
Chocolate Gu’s: 4
Pretzels and Almonds: 1 handful
Bathroom stops: 1
Running with great friends: Priceless

That’s what it looks like. The two hours of sleep is normally not there. A good 8-10 hours of sleep before a long run is ideal, but I was celebrating two birthdays with friends and family. I was strong enough to be on water and orange juice the whole night, but a 3:00 a.m. bed time with a 5:00 a.m. alarm set is never kind. But who can turn down Midnight Cosmic Bowling on a Friday night?

Thankfully, I was running with a supportive team and without them I would have bonked out before 21. I suppose the hardest thing was getting up and committing to the run. Once I was on the road it wasn’t bad. I did run about a min per mile slower than my projected race pace, but getting in the distance was the goal.