18.42km in 1hr 21mins. Tried to run "comfortably hard" after a bit of a gentle start hoping that it be around marathon pace - it wasn't. Average pace was around 4.23 per km which is a bit off the 4.14-4.15 pace I need to break 3 hours. Didn't feel great today but didn't feel too bad either.
It's funny though, as I was running, I was thinking that if this is around 4.15 pace then I hope I am not too far ahead of where I should be at this stage of my training. I did feel like I was just a little past my peak when I ran the Perth Marathon on the back of a 24 week program which was one of the reasons why I went for 20 weeks this time. On the basis of today's run though, I don't think I am anywhere near my peak yet but that is probably OK.