Yesterday was my second 20 miler. I ran 10 with some friends on the SUNY Old Westbury campus. It was pretty hilly, but the short loop route was repetitive with no real interesting scenery. Lots of trees and the same forks in the road over and over again. I decided to run the last 10 from Old Westbury to my mother's house in Manhasset. I passed some pretty sweet estates on Post Road heading north. I had to ask for directions a couple of times because, God forbid, I was not prepared to run more than 20. Other than some harrowing shoulderless stretches on route 25A, the last half of the run improved. I even got a little rain shower, a welcome relief from the humidity.
My last 20 miler is in a couple of weeks and then TAPER, baby! Whoo hoo!