The weather was crazy last night and into this morning. It rained and then turned into wet, slushy snow during the night. I was planning on doing my run on the Ogden Marathon course but decided to stay around town. I woke up and the roads were slushy and very wet. I waited a little bit until the snow plows cleaned the roads but it didn't help to much. I ran from the house up into North Ogden. I ran all the way through North Ogden into Pleasant View and almost got the Highway 89. I got sprayed with water and wet snow from a couple cars. You got to love it. When I started back at 10 miles, the sun came out a little bit and really cleaned up the roads. I was carrying a little extra weight due to all the water in my pants and shoes. It was still slushy and slippery but their was a lot of water on the road due to the snow melting. Thanks global warming! I saw a temperature gauge on the city offices and it said 41 degrees. I couldn't believe how warm it was. I nearly slipped twice but it was a nice run today. I finished the run with a 6:39/mile pace overall. I was happy with this due to the road conditions and the fact that 10 miles of this route is gradual uphill.
I haven't done a 20 miler in a while now. I forgot how much better it is to have other people to run with on the long runs. I could have used some company to pass the time. This week is a first on many levels. It was my first time ever running 20 miles 5 days straight and it is also the first time I have hit the 110 mile mark. Not a bad start to 2008. I will do some more speed work next week. I need to go and take a nap now!!!