Friday October 18th I ran a 20 miler before work. The weekend was too busy with family obligations, and had no desire to squeeze in a long run. I woke up at 4:45am and was out the door 5:00am, the weather was perfect, a nice fall morning but not cold, about 50 degrees. The 20 miler took me 3:09:00 to complete. Got home, showered, changed and off to work I went. I was in the office at 9:15am.
I did have a little bit of a scare, when I went to the bathroom right after the run my urine was a rustic color, looked like dirty water, or blood in there. The reason I wasn’t totally freaked out is because I knew this was common among Marathoners/Ultrarunners, and could happen after a long run. I carry a 20oz handheld with me filled with water, I didn’t even finish it which was definitely not good. I was either extremely dehydrated, bladder walls rubbing together when empty from dehydration, or had this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_hematuria.
Anyways, the day at work went surprisingly well I started to get punchy by the end of the day, and was just ready to go home at that point. I got in 35 miles for week 12, one more week to go before taper.