I am back on plan. I am eating well (Liar! You are not!) and running the schedule (minus the 13 miler I skipped) that I revised last week. Today I slept in too late to do my 90 minute run in the morning so came home after work (yes, I made it in finally; but have tomorrow off) to run with my older son. He's the former cross country star with all the military training but he hasn't run 9-10 miles at one time in years. Bless his kick-ass heart, he stayed with me the whole way.
I found myself running fast, sensing him wanting to rev it up. The 10 miles we did I would normally do at a 9:30 pace and we covered it at an 8:49 pace. Talk about a workout! That's the fastest pace I've done at a long distance since the half marathon on December 3 (8:26 pace). It tells me the sub 4-hour marathon is definitely achievable.
Now if I can just eat less chocolate and more fruit I'll be better fueled.