Not too many car fumes at 5:30am. Ran a sub-7’30” mile beginning at the westernmost part of the route (the Stillmeadow Loop). The first part of the mile was uphill, and I had nothing left after completing the mile in under 7’30”. I labeled the run an easy run, but an 8’30” average mile for 12 miles is not really easy run territory for me.
I was supposed to stay quite a bit closer to 8’50” pace, but I felt a serious lack of punishment from racing or intervals.
The scale at home weighed me in at 156 lbs after the run.