It went well. I even ran a negative split! This was nice since last week's 10-miler was so tough. It was still about 77 degrees today and slightly humid, but there was a really pleasant breeze that helped make it feel entirely different. I ran the first 5 miles in about 48:30, and then I ran the second 5 miles in about 45:30. Overall, I finished in 1:32:53, and I still felt pretty good.
I also tried out the new fuel belt that I bought a few weeks ago. I didn't want to try it for the first time on a REALLY long run. It was a good test run. It definitely took me the first mile to decide if I wanted to tuck my shirt under the belt or leave it out... I went with keep it under the belt so that the belt had no chance to rub my skin. I was concerned that might be a problem.
It's still going to take some getting used to... It of course doesn't sit as low as I'd like what with me having a little bit of hips and a butt. I'm also small enough around that I have to push the bottles to one particular spot on each side in order for them to be comfortable. Every now and then my arms would hit a bottle, so that was a little annoying. But I think I'll get used to it. I don't know that I'll wear it in races since they provide water and stuff. I also can't carry enough in the two bottles for a full 26 miles. I might just wear the belt without the water bottles to carry my gel packs. We'll have to see.
It felt good to get the run in at a 9:15 pace. I'm really pleased with that time. I guess you really are a runner when you can turn a 10-mile run into a tempo run.
(Toronto stories and pictures coming in the next few days, promise!)