For the past two weekends I have finally ventured into double digit long runs with no walk-breaks.
Nevermind the fact that my overall pace on these runs has been barely under 12 minute miles.
Actually, I don't even care what my pace is. I'm just happy that I can run 11 miles and not walk, die, quit, shred my shins, or cry. So.... victory! I'm hoping to keep the momentum going, but I've got a lot of trips in October so, I'm going to try to make sure I get some kind of long run in SOMEHOW during those weeks/weekends.
Wish me well. My Marathon is less than 7 weeks away.