As it turns out, I had the juice. We took it (really) slow, stopped for water and a little fuel (Gummy Bears make an excellent substitute for GU gel), and made it a solid 10 miles! I was particularly impressed when we threw down a 9:38 mile at Mile 9.
Distance: 10.01 Miles
Avg. Pace: 10:48
I have no doubt that I'm going to be feeling every one of those 10 miles tomorrow, but it's definitely worth it to know that my long run for the week is done and I only need to cram in 6 more miles to reach my running mileage goal for the week.
I have some work to do to meet my cycling goal for the week, but Monday's trainer ride put a nice dent in that number as well.
I'm definitely feeling better about my 'accelerated' training plan for Madison. I know I can go the distance, now I just need to work on increasing my speed. 38 days until race day!