am: 2 miles with Sumo, then 17 miles in 2 hr 20 min. This was a key workout to get out of the way. Not really planned, but coming off of a low mileage week, the timing was perfect. I was bored more than anything else, but didn't really feel the need to stop until the last half mile. I carried 24 oz of Gatorade instead of gels- 200 more calories would have helped though. If all goes well I would like to get in 3 or 4 more of these before Napa Valley March 1.
The good news is that the usual upper back fatigue/discomfort was hardly noticeable. I think the extensions are working!
Total= 19 miles