My pace for the 5 mile run. I am super happy!! The first two miles felt really good and comfortable, the third was not too bad. I tried to push myself to stay 'on pace' for the fourth (not that I was too sure what my pace was) and the fifth mile I just wanted to push myself so I would finish with my fastest mile. Very happy that the middle three were all around the same pace!
So. One thing became clear to me after my run: Tempo/interval runs work!!! (Cooler, less humid temperatures also help - Garmin says 77F and 83% humidity, but Intellicast.com says 75F and 94%...?!?!?!... Rain helps then!)
Keep on going. I will be super happy to run the Tower of Terro 10 Miler at an 8:30 pace, so I need to be able to do this for another 5 miles.... Keep on going!