It's crazy. I ran 18 miles yesterday. 9:51 average miles. And I'm not sore. I wasn't sore last week after 17 either. I'm not sure why... I guess my body is just adjusting. I am doing an ice bath right when I return from my run, along with ibuprofen. It seems to be working. Now only one super long run before the big event. I am confident I can do my 20 miler in two weeks.
I have read a lot about how hard it is the last 6 miles. I guess I just trust my training and knowing I can make it. I may walk, but I will finish barring some unforeseen circumstances. I am really getting excited. Where before I was scared and worried, after doing the plan so far, I am confident I will make it. It's really amazing what you can train your body to do. I never thought I could run this long.
Another funny thing is, this week is a cutback week, and my long run is only 13 miles. That's so funny. 13 seems so easy now. Ha!
I need to focus on nutrition. I haven't been eating the healthiest and if I can do that, I should be able to down my weight and stress my legs even less. We'll see.