I posted yesterday that I need to run 7.5 miles every hour for 3.5 hours to run the marathon in 3:30. My average speed needs to be a second below 8-minute-per-mile. I ran for an hour today; a tempo run at a pace of 7:47-per-mile for a total of about 7.8 miles in just more than an hour.
I felt good but would not be able to sustain that pace for more than 90 minutes. I have to have discipline next Saturday if I want to qualify for Boston. That’s all I can think of these days; even in my dreams!