5 weeks to go!
The training has been going pretty well. My long runs have been challenging, but I have completed them all. My most recent long run was 9 miles. I did it on the nice, flat American Tobacco Trail. I tried to keep the pace nice and slow. Starting at the Durham Bulls Athletic park I took a rest at the half way point at Juliette Drive. I had a Gu and made my way back. The last 1.5 miles were pretty tough as the trail had lost some of its shade and the temperature was rising.
The only real issue I am having with my training right now is my habit of taking an extended break at the turn around point. I really want to cut this out, but I seem to rely on it to get my heart rate down a little and take a little breather.