When I was gone doing interviews I ran 4 times, for a total of maybe 15-18 miles. Besides those runs, this is the first run I have done since TOU in Spetember. My next marathon is Utah Valley. I am going to train different than I have for all the other 10 or so marathons I have done. I have always trained by distance run, and I have never tried to control my pace or try to stay in any sort of zone. This time I am doing all my runs by time on the road, and trying to stay in certain time zones. Maybe it will be a bust, but maybe I will like it and do better. I guess I will find out in about 7.5 months.
Today I warmed up for 5 minutes, ran for 30 minutes trying to maintain a pace of around 7:39, then cooled down for 5 minutes. I went 5.16 miles, but 1.22 of those were during warm up/cool down stages.