Running long 2:32:30  37.0 km (4:07 / km) +216m 4:00 / km
shoes: Nike Zoom Fly
Marathon long run: 15' E pace, 22.5' @ T pace, 77.5' E pace, 22.5' @ T pace, 15' E pace.
Glad I delayed this one from yesterday as the weather was much nicer, as evidenced by half of Melbourne on the Yarra trails. Felt good in the first threshold and then was moving at a good pace and comfortable from an aerobic perspective in the middle E pace but R hip started to slowly and progressively tighten up. Had a toliet stop at 90 min and a short 20-30 stretch and that appeared to help. Not feeling any worse at the start of the 2nd threshold than I was at 90 min so pushed through. Felt stronger than I thought and surprised myself - aerobically I felt fine, just felt my hips seizing up slowly. And as they have for all of these big sessions, after I stopped running fast my hips seized up big time (front, side and back) and it was a true hobble home.
1st T: 6.49km (3:28min/km avg)
2nd T: 6.48km (3:28min/km avg)