When I start off on my long runs I wonder if I can do it. Maybe its because I'm not warmed up or still half asleep but the beginning of a run is mentally challenging. Despite the doubt at the beginning, I ran an overall 8:34 pace and managed to stay very close to goal on each mile.
8:59 mile 7 and turn around point. Water stop and Garmin started/stopped. Actual pace would be better.
I did get a couple blisters on this run which is surprising. If I didn't get blisters with an 18 last week, why would I get them on a 14 this week? My poor little toes.