I purposely just did a short 3 miles on the treadmill today. I ran the whole time at my hopeful marathon pace. No breaks, no stopping to stretch, just stayed consistent. It felt pretty good. Now just to be able to do it for 26.2 miles. I'm not sure I could focus at that pace long enough to accomplish that goal on the treadmill though.
I signed up for my next Team In Training event which will be the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC. There seems to be some problem with the initial Team In Training link, so for now I will just have to wait until that is fixed. But I'm in, and that is what matters. One more event to motivate me to run faster, and raise money to fight cancer.