A nice day for a long run, although there was a cold north wind (48 F with 20 mph wind). Miles 1, 12, 13 and 14 were into the wind. Miles 5, 6, 7 and 9 had it at my back.
My long run pace when I start my Hanson's Marathon Training program next month is 8:18, so I aimed for that. Did pretty good - ran 1:56:08 with an average pace of 8:17.
I took a Boom Energy Gel 15 minutes before I began, a Power Bar Gel Blast at miles 2, 4, 6 and 12, a Hammer Gel at mile 8 and 8 ounces of Honey Maxx at mile 10. The rest was water. Of course hydration was not a huge issue today, given the cold temperatures.
I'm pleased with my breathing - much easier than it has been all week. However, when I finished, I had an extended coughing spell that really hurt my iliopsoas. It hurts to cough! Other than that, I'm pleased with the run today.
I have an obstacle course 'mud run' that I'm doing a week from today, and I'll be away at camp Monday - Friday, so even though I'll be running every day, I'll have to wait until I get home to record what I've done.