Running long 2:09:29  19.04 mi (6:48 / mi)
Good long run today. Was meant to be 12 easy, 6 @ MP and 1 easy. Found it very difficult to hold back on the easy part of the run and possibly ended up going too fast making it difficult to hit the MP at the end. Went out on porridge and a banana and took a gel between mile 6 and 7 and then again a bit of gel from mile 12 on until the 4th or 5th mile in the MP section.
Overall quite happy with the run and can certainly hold 6:45-6:50 easily. Was a strong swirly wind on the railway line this morning so it would be in your face going both directions at points.
Felt like a good session and was really happy to hit MP in my final mile of that section. Was a little annoyed I didn't hit it in any of the other miles, however the first 3 were a reasonable pace and the next two weren't great and I thought there was more still there. At least it was a confidence booster hitting 6:16 in the last split followed by a good easy mile.
Splits: 7:04, 6:53, 6:54, 6:45, 6:59, 6:52, 6:57, 6:53, 6:56, 6:53, 6:58, 7:04, 6:30, 6:29, 6:33, 6:54, 6:41, 6:16 and 6:47.
Overall a good session and although MP section didn't quite go as planned still feel as though I was beneficial and come race day I think 6:20 could still be an achievable pace.