I have decided to get quite specific with the pacing of my workouts so that I can try to get myself in shape to run the pace I want to at Rottnest. Using the McMillan Running Calculator (which is an awesome tool) my long run pace is between 4.22 and 4.58 per km. I decided I should try to run at the quicker end of the spectrum and somehow worked out that I need to do my 26.9km long run in 1 hour 52 mins to be at 4.22/km.
Don't know how I got to that figure because when I got home and calculated it (being slightly disappointed that it had taken me 1 hour 54 minutes), I found that I had actually run at 4.14/km average pace with the last 12.45/km at around 4.00/km pace.
Admittedly I had a nice gentle breeze at my back on the way home but I am really pleased with that run especially after a reasonably hard workout on Thursday.
Here are links to the McMillan Running Calculator and the US Cool Running Pace Calculator. I find both of these really useful.
My Boston results book and finisher's certificate turned up in the mail yesterday which was nice. It was good to be able to have a look at the Masters results and also the Masters team results in particular.