Uli the great Mzungo joined me, or maybe I joined him? for a long run this morning. Neither of us felt very good heading in to a planned 12 miles easy followed by ~8-10 at goal marathon effort. We were both flexible and hit 10 miles easy then roughly 4-5 miles at goal pace with a bit of easy jogging to finish. My first few miles were spot on pace and even faster at times, then it started to get difficult to hold pace and I wasn't feeling good enough to 'race' the last few miles.
This Sunday I'm racing a half marathon on (roughly) the same course we ran this morning. I should run anywhere from 51:34 to 6:45:01. It will depend on how good I feel.
Yesterday was 2 X 4 mi easy.