I was going to do my long run on Friday morning but I found out I had an early appointment and wouldn't be back in time. So I decided to do it Thursday Night. This run was one of my Monkey Training Runs, in other works, a long run with lots of hills. I went out to East Troy where I run often with Mike and ran in the dark a 6 1/2 mile loop twice. Most of the roads I was on are not heavily travelled plus I ran with a very reflective vest on so I felt safe enough in the dark. Plus it was just a full moon yesterday or the day before and there were no clouds so it was a bit light out that way as well.
It is hard to judge your pace when running in the dark. It seems like you are running faster than you really are, at least that is the way it feels to me. So I did all the hills and it felt pretty good until about mile 11 when I think I was getting a bit dehydrated since I only had water at mile 6 1/2. I ended up running 13.14 miles at 9:28 pace.
Friday will be running all around getting the final stuff for the kids marathon. It should be a good day Saturday.