A.M. Ran with the kids then ran some more to make it 20. Benjamin did 5, Jenny and Julia 3, Joseph 2, Jacob 1. Benjamin felt like he was getting a cold, so that's why only 5. He normally runs 7. I ran the last 13 miles alone, with the last 6.5 hard. Total time for 13 was 1:24:53 with the last 6.5 in 37:25 - 5:45 pace. For some reason it felt hard even though I felt strong. I think part of it was not having Benjamin in the last 3.5, but also some headwind. When I finished I felt like my heart was beating really fast. Not sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing. The last 100 meters is up 6% grade, so that is part of the reason. But in those tempos it is always up 6%. Maybe the heart was still tired from the quarters on Thursday and 2000s on Tuesday. In any case, I'll see how I do in the workouts in the next couple of weeks before making any conclusions. It did feel good to run a 1:25 half equivalent on an out and back course jogging the first 6.5 miles of it, and I mean really jogging - I never cracked 7:00 in any of the miles.