This morning I did my last long run of marathon training, and it was amazing -- possibly my best long run ever. I was going to run the full distance in training, but decided to do 24 instead so that the Gasparilla Marathon would truly be my maiden voyage. I felt strong the entire 24.4 miles and had enough left to speed up at the end, finishing with an average pace of 13:07 min/mile, and I could have easily done an extra 2 miles. Read all the details on dailymile.
Now it's time for taper madness! =) I'll be cutting back on running a bit, as well as cross training, but have a few races to keep me busy and motivated. Here's the schedule for the upcoming weeks: