I have been itching to get in my long run since I had to abort it last week due to the stomach issues I was having mid run. I planned for, and thankfully, completed my 12 miler with no issues today. I purposely ran without taking note of time or mile splits during the run. I wanted to see what a comfortable, strong pace would leave me at, at the end of 12 miles.
I was pleasantly surprised to look down at the end and see a pace of 7:45/mile for the duration and a completed time of 1:33. I had an average cadence of 184, with a high of 193. I want to keep upping the long run obviously, and keep the pace at roughly that same 7:45/mile. If I can do this, then a 3:20 marathon should be plausible.
With a 27 mile total in the first 3 days of this week, I am looking forward to an easy 5-6 mile jog tomorrow to rest a little bit.