And in a spring where I have no real goals in my two upcoming marathons but to have fun, maybe the competitive minded me is coming into play.
I think I may go for it tomorrow, go for the sub 2:15 (and it's gotta be a clock time too). This pace goes with a 3:10 marathon and is one I'm well accustomed to. In fact, my last four 30K races in the past few years have be right at that level.
2009, A Midsummer Night's run: 2:16:17 (Started out at a 2:19 pace then stepped it up after the half marathon mark): Race report
2009, Around the Bay: 2:21:09 (Was just coming out of two winter colds/flu and was a tad undertrained) and, oh yeah, it rained! Race report
2008, Midsummer Night's run: 2:13:24. This was the summer I was training for my first BQ attempt so I ran it in 2:15 pace but was obviously a minute and a bit faster. Great race, warm day, good pacing. This is what I can do when i'm on: Race report
2008, Around the Bay: 2:16:31. Aimed at a 2:20 - 2:22 but got progressively faster. In fact, this kinda reminds me of my half marathon last week. I ran the last 10K in about 43:30 and dominated those hills. If I run the last half like I did back then tomorrow, it will be a great day. Race report
Anyways, so here is the battle plan if it doesn't rain: Aim for sub-2:15. That's 4:30 kilometres. Second goal is sub 2:20. Third is to do half marathon at that pace then relax, cause it's my last long run before the taper.