This past sunday we did a 20 miler with the last 8 at around tempo pace. It didn't go as great as I planned, since I started off too fast and died toward the end, but only to recover the last mile in the fastest mile of the day. So not a complete failure. It was also good for us to practice fuel intake. We grabbed some water bottles and a GU to take during the tempo portion, and I was able to take it without any problems.
So, this week should be the most mileage I've ever done, then a slight drop in mileage next week for the half marathon in San Diego. This half marathon should be a stepping stone towards the marathon. It's going to be fun, being back at home to see my family and friends. I'm looking forward to it! Kris, Dustin and I should have a good time out there and preform fairly well, if the weather isn't as hot as some say its going to be. Nonetheless, everyone has to run in it, and I think I'm going to compete in this race as suppose to going after a time.
Should be fun!