Today was my peak run for the marathon in a couple of weeks and it went great. I had 3x5 @ marathon goal pace (9:00-9:05 which is sub 4:00) with 1/2 mile slow jogs in between, plus the warm up/cool down.
Since we're well into the 90s these days (we hit 97!), we got up at 4:44 to try to beat the heat! Early morning + 20 miles = I am posting from my phone, in bed. I'm freaking tired!
My paces felt comfortable to the end so I am feeling confident in my ability to nail a PR (sub 4:11), especially since the course is faster than what I train on and the temps will be cooler too. I wish I had more confidence in attempting to BQ this year or sooner than later, but probably not yet! I'm too wussy and the marathon can be a beast!!