10.5 mile run by the lake today. There were not even a tenth as many people as there were on the lakefront trail on the weekend. Today the trail was populated mainly by bike commuters.
One statistic I used to measure during my training (about a year or two ago) was the final 5k of my training runs. This helped to keep me more focused on the last 2 or 3 miles of my run, at precisely the time that I would to drift oft mentally and physically. Getting a solid final 5k out of my training runs helped to ready me for those times when I needed to push through the last few miles of a race.
The final 5k of my run today was 22:26.
Just before the storm at Belmont Harbor
Mostly bike commuters on the lakefront trail this morning
I guess I scared the ducks a little. They took flight as I approached.