December 20 (Saturday) - 16 miles in Madison, Eaton, Freedom, Porter Maine. The 'Madison to Maine n' Back' run + the Cushing Corner loop. Did this w/ Ms. Leslie O'Dell (formerly known as the artist formerly known as Leslie Beckwith). Plan was just to do it around 8 min pace or so as it is a bruiser of a run. Over 2100 ft. or so of elevation gain according to Garmin (Google has this inflated to over 3000). Freezing cold but crystal clear and beautiful morning for a long run. Surprisingly we somehow averaged around 7:45s or so overall. We had a dog follow us for about 6 miles (from 5.5 to about 12 miles). Then he got distracted and we dropped him.