13X13+13 August Edition

I'm super excited to make it through the August edition of my 13 mile runs. I have been dreading running 13 miles in the heat of August, but when the forecast called for cooler temperatures this week, I got really excited. I still decided to get an early start to avoid the rain, so you will see the picture from my oven at 5:16 a.m. The run was very quiet, and it brought out a tremendous calm that have filled the remainder of the weekend. The run also allowed me to cover some new roads and some old friends. Finally, this 13 miler was on the heels of a 5K the evening before that started at 8:30 p.m. It led to some slow early miles, but I was able to cruise in just under two hours to keep my goal of getting all 13 runs of this journey under two hours.