The morning was overcast, and I decided to do a 12 mile run out from our place to Berkeley. By 10 am, the sidewalks were filled with people, bikers, dogs, strollers, toddlers, and Girl Scouts selling cookies again, so dodging the mayhem added an extra challenge to the workout.
I felt great with my long run pace of 9:48 and was pleased that two of my fasted miles (9:24 and 9:25) were miles 10 and 11! My legs definitely could have handled a couple more miles. I've noticed that it takes me a few miles to warm up and ease into an ideal pace.