15 mile long run. Rehearsed everything that I plan to do marathon morning, so started eating 4 hours before running - a total of 1200 calories - 200 grams of carbs. Started running at 10:20. That part is going to drive me nuts marathon morning. I just want to get going!
I overdressed. It was -10C/15F, but with a stiff north wind. Once I got out there though, I realized I had too many layers on. So I sweat a lot. Then that made me cold. Go figure.
It snowed a lot last night, and the roads were not nice. So, I changed my route a bit when I found a one mile stretch that was not so bad, and I ran back and forth on it 6 times. Boring, but it worked.
I planned on running miles 12, 13 and 14 fast, but that was the section of road that was rough and into the wind. I ended up running mile 12 in 7:38, but right at the end of it, my right achilles tendon really tightened up. I didn't know what that was about, but didn't want to take a chance running fast on it, so I slowed down for the final miles.
Total running time just over 2 hour and 4 minutes, at a pace of 8:17.
I'm sitting here with the achilles tendon on ice, hoping and praying it's not an injury. It's just numb right now. I'll stretch it out after I clean up and see what it feels like.
Evening Edit: I don't think it's the achilles tendon. I think it's the flexor digitorum longus muscle. That, I think, is good news. Cause: likely running on uneven (snow and ice covered) surfaces and on soft snow. Same effect as running on sand. I've been icing it all day, and using my ultra sound device. Hoping I can run on it in the morning, but will use the treadmill as a precaution, since the roads are still quite bad.