Me and Rick continued on. The foot wasnt hurting too bad. The shin splint became noticable but not too bad. It's in same spot has last year so hoping a few extra rest days over the next couple weeks will help it. I trying some things, relaced shoes differently, icing more, different stretches. Actually just stretching in general might be a help.
Around mile 9ish I took a GU Energy and drank some more water. We really weren't pushing the pace but with the cold and wind made it a little tougher. Then while running along lake Newport the wind picked up. Off the lake the wind seems to be even colder and stronger. Shortly after this was when the roof fell in. It was between miles 12 and 13 I just felt hungry and suddenly had no energy. So I was just trying to keep moving. I had no choice but to finish, and ran has much of it has I could. I was wet and cold so being out there longer would make it worse.
I got it done. I actually felt worse then 20 milers I had done in the past. Not sure exactly what happened but maybe I over did it this week. The plan stepped up this week, added intervals on Thursday plus longer long run. Also I did 8 on Saturday instead of 5. Total weekly mileage was good at 41.5 miles. Solid week for me. Didn't get the best night of sleep either. Hopefully next week's planned 17 miler will go better.
Here's how next week should look im sure it will vary a little
Tue Tempo 15 minutes
Wed 5 miles easy
THU Intervals 5x800m @ 5K pace
Fri 6 miles easy
Sat 5 miles easy
Sun 17 miles long run.