That is correct – I ran w/ someone from Badgerland striders. He is a sub three marathon guy. I did not know this until about 6-7 miles into the 20. We planned on a 8:30-8:00 pace. That run was very tough I wanted to quit with about 5 to go but he kept me going. I am glad that I did not quit. I was pretty sore that day – am only a little sore today. No meds for pain. I feel great.
I think on my own – I slack in my long runs compared to what my abilities are. On the mill or with some one I can show much better effort.
That was the toughest run for me yet or at least very close to my marathon.