Found the perfect route this morning where pretty much the whole run is in the shade. Started from the house and went along the trail on Dixie Dr. Went all the way up through Santa Clara to the Frei's Fruit Market and then came back along Sunset Dr. Turned down Valley View Dr. and then took a left on Indian Hills Dr. and then back home. I had to add some side streets to get the full mileage but it was a great run. I am not going to lie. My legs were pretty tired but just mentally told myself to really enjoy this run. I did feel better as the run went on though. 18 miles total at 7:22/mile. Very solid ending to the week.
The last three days were a big confidence boost for me. Just need to keep going. I ran into Aaron Metler the other day and I think I am going to run with him a little bit more in prep for the marathon.