I run this long distance on the 6th consecutive day of running, totaling 56 miles. The previous 14.5-milers, I ran much earlier into the cycle, after having a rest. In addition in this same cycle, I ran the Brooklyn half marathon organized by the New York Road Runners. I set my goal to finish it in 1:30.And I did it, but it wasn’t a nice experience. I really dug deep physically and psychologically to finish it in such a fast time. So, when I headed out to the Bethpage State Park, I didn’t expect much from this long run. I wondered if fatigue would make me to shorten the distance. One mile into running, chaffing started to bother me. Plus, the shoe lace untied. The unease and delay almost ruined me psychologically, as I always have to run against the time to be able to pick my daughter from the class. Nevertheless, I decided to continue and observe the pain. By some miracle the shorts “settled” and chaffing stopped. I finished the the usual loop in 1:47:21, the fastest time so far.