Man, I should have been running 20 milers at the NCR trail the whole time. I knew I was golden when I got to 15 miles and thought to myself, "hey, there's only 5 miles left" rather than, "Oh, dear god help me... there's still 5 miles left."
The only problem I had was that I ran a half mile further out, meaning I ran 10.5 miles out and 9.5 miles in. That caused me to have to walk about a mile when the 20 was up. I thought it'd be a nice cool-down, but a mile was too far and I was getting pretty sore walking. But then I stretched out and chilled out and now I feel great. Also, my hands were freezing for the first couple of hours. If I would have known how cold it was going to be I would have brought gloves.
And then I came home to discover my TV's projector bulb blew up and melted the insides of my 50" HDTV, but that's a whole nother can of worms that I shouldn't let affect my running success from this morning.
It still does though.
Anyway, let the tapering begin!