Today I was to do a 5 or 6 mile pace run. I typically do this run from the office to home -- 4.4 miles away. Okay, so not quite 5 miles. But in today's case, it was quite the workout.
As soon as I got out onto William Street, I was hit with a very strong headwind. I couldn't make "easy run" pace, let along marathon pace. Here are my splits:
7:57 (0.43 miles)
As soon as I hit Neil Road and headed North, my pace easily picked up. Not quite to marathon pace (7:48/mi.) but not bad either.