I planned 24 miles today. Frankly I am worn out from this past week. I spent much time in intense prayer over my family, receiving grace from devoted friends, and pursuing Christ's reign.
I did rip off 15 miles though in an hour and ten minutes. My body was relaxed the whole way along, the temp was actually a bit too cool, but I'd have to say this was one of my best training skates (I've had two really good ones up to now.) I am categorizing today's skate as a praise and worship skate...it seemed the longer I went, the closer I skated toward Christ.
I have four weeks to go. I am feeling really good and perhaps a tad over confident. Honestly, if race day conditions are like things went this morning, I think it is possible I could finish in 1 hour and 50 minutes. Without risking getting burned out I will train the next four weeks trying to improve upon my 12.5 mph average.
P.S. Uhmm. How many miles do you think I needed to skate in order to have seen Jesus? Oh, did I say that out loud?