Last week, I ran 13.1 miles on the spur of the moment and did it at a fairly decent pace of 11:02 per mile for a total time of 2:24:30.
I had 11.5 miles scheduled for today. However, I wanted to go ahead and do 13.1 again. I brought 3 gels with me so I could properly fuel as I ran. I ate my usual 2 servings of shot bloks at the start of my run, then ate a gel at 3.25 miles, again at 6.25 miles and then at 9 miles. For the first 8 miles, I kept my pace under 11 minutes per mile. After that, I sort of lost my steam. Of course I did, I was cruising at a pretty good clip for those first 8 miles. But, I never dropped below my slowest limit of 12 minutes per mile. Anyway, I cut my average pace per mile by 2 seconds today for a nice, flat 11 minutes per mile, therefore cutting my overall time down by 22 seconds for a total time of 2:24:08. Woohoo!