I achieved a new 2 day record this weekend. I ran 16 miles total on Saturday and Sunday. I did 7 miles Saturday morning followed by 9 miles on Sunday morning. My previous personal best was 13 miles over two days. It felt great.
The run was the last day of the month and I needed 11.4 miles to make it to 100 miles for the month. I was debated on whether to push it or to just go for a short 3 or 4 miler just to finish up the month.
The temperatures were great. It was in the 80’s and with a cool breeze. Perfect weather for a run. The sun was hot, but the shade was cool. I have an easy way to add miles to run or to turn back if I choose to. I made my turn and I was committed to 7 miles, then I kept going and was committed for 9 miles.
Then I started to get tired. It was already mid morning and the temperatures were climbing. I decided to end it with 9 miles. Those last 2.4 miles didn’t really matter in the long term. I did not want to get injured. With a new month upon us, I want to be ready to get there often early in the month.