I have finished my last 20 miler in my training schedule this past Saturday and boy am I ever glad that is over with!!! It was HORRIBLE!!! I was tired and sore and tired and sore 80% of the time. If Kim wasn't running next to me talking up how much we LOVED running and that it would be over soon and that she was very sorry that I was not having the time of my life, etc, etc, etc. I would have seriously stopped at my parents house and gone to sleep on the couch!!! In the end we did finish and we actually ran 8 minutes faster than we did on the previous 20 miler we ran. So I suppose that in the end is all that really matters, time, time, time!!! If we are going for the "W" there isn't much time for enjoyment just to push ourselves. I am just glad the next few weeks are shorter runs and then we will get this thing over and done with.
Look at the difference from our first long run (WAY too excited)
Our last 20 miler, week 13,(Not excited at all)