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Ahead was my longest day yet. 37 miles from Peach Springs to Seligman on route 66. After a good nights sleep and continental breakfast I was ready to go. I got through the first 15 miles in about 2:35 despite some large hills. A lot of people ask me how fast I go on these long runs and to be honest I was just as curious. It was a good opportunity to check my splits since there were mile markers along side the road. I started the day at mile marker 103 and started taking splits at 118. Here are the splits to my last 22 miles. 11:14, 8:12, 9:54, 10:05, 15:40, 15:38, 13:25, 10:56, 14:41, 8:38, 7:50, 8:14, 14:34, 8:18, 8:28, 14:34, 12:04, 7:42, 7:43, 14:23, 9:25, 8:47 Keep in mind these splits include bathroom stops and photo and video opportunities. My running method… I begin by running as long as I can, today it was 15 miles. After that I go into a dead mans run where the constant changing of gears maxes out all of your muscle groups. For example, walk a mile, run two or three miles, walk a mile then run two or three miles with a mile surge. Having to push the baby jogger my splits will usually reflect the terrain I’m crossing. I covered the 37 miles in 6 hours and 35 minutes which averages 10:30 a mile. Eventually I hope to eliminate the walk mile and substitute in a slow jog.