The first 6 miles was 100% equipment malfunction!! The worst was my garmin 201. It sucks. Once I got it switched from bike mode is was still measuring my distance in feet and that was driving me crazy. Another quick stop and I got that corrected. Pace is working.... distance is working.... now I can finally run. After another 20 or so minutes I looked down to realize that at a red light I never hit START and now I was just laughing. My fuel belt was also giving me fits. One of my bottles kept falling out and the other one was locked into place so well that I had to muscle it out to even drink from it.
So at the half way point I ditched all of the gear and that is when the fun began. I grabbed a few dollars for water and strapped on a simple watch and off I went. I had no plan in place other than run at least 3 hours total. I knew my pace was good so I felt I would more than meet the 18 miles needed for my long run this week.
It was a wonderful, scenic run and tons of people enjoying the beautiful day. Not 100% sure of my exact distance or pace but my legs are telling me that I did it so now I can relax and enjoy the day. For once I am not going to obsess about it.... really.