Finally! A shorts and t-shirt weather day! Even with the gusty winds, with the 40+ degree temps and the sunshine that was out for much of the time, it made for a great opportunity for an aggressive long run. Did a 15 miler on Kuhni road with 11 miles of marathon pace in the middle. Darin was interested in joining in but got caught up in meetings so had to go it solo.
Was pleased that with the warmer temps and nice weather euphoria that sub-7 pace felt comfortable. Except for times when I was heading straight into the wind the pace felt relatively comfortable and I think I could have held it for a few more miles. Luckily my right achilles didn't cause me any grief. Hopefully I will be able to say the same thing tomorrow.
Ave pace for the 11 miles was 6:56. Splits were 6:57, 6:57, 6:58, 6:58, 6:54, 6:58, 6:57, 6:56, 6:58, 6:56, 6:49.