The third week scheduled called for an 8 mile long run. I took the 7 mile route and added a half mile out and back down fletcher road. As per the schedule I ran this using a walk run ratio of 3 min run and 30 second walk. I was supposed to run at marathon pace + 2 minutes, but in the end I ran faster than that, which is not good. Spent 21 percent of my time in the aerobic threshhold zone over 165. So my average pace, including walk breaks was 12:11. Considering that my overall marathon goal pace is 11:45 I was obviously moving a bit too fast since this is supposed to be an long slow easy run.
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