15.12 mi, 2:03:11, 8:09 avg
The BAA plan that I'm following called for 13-15 mile "Aerobic Long Run", with suggested pace of 8:00 if training for 3:15 marathon or 8:40 pace if training for 3:30. I'm somewhere in between, so I decided I'd try and run all the miles at 8:40 or faster but not go faster than 8:00. I ran from my house to SR54 to Longleaf and then up and down Starkey Blvd with a bit of it into Starkey Park. Water refills would be at Longleaf pool's water fountain. Mid 70's and cloudy, first mile was 8:46. Had some miles between 8:15 and 8:30 and a few that dipped under 8:00 with mile 15 the fastest at 7:40 when I was not looking at my pace.
Before the run, this workout seemed daunting, but not something I couldn't do, just something that might be a struggle. Fortunately, it all went pretty smoothly and I ended up right where I wanted to be for average pace and for how things felt.
This was the end of the third week of following the plan, maybe it is working.