I feel like I might be a little lighter now. That's good. It might take a few more weeks to get down to where I need to be using this method. Today I planned to do a 7 mile "power" run along the river trail . The past several workouts though my first mile has been in the 5:30s so when I went out in 5:08 I thought "uh oh" and kind of reverted into "go hard until you break" mode. Miles 2-3 were 10:25. Miles 5-6 were 10:34 (I stopped to go to the bathroom real quick at halfway). I could've done all 7 miles but decided just to accelerate near the end and call it there. Hmm. 5:13 pace. Still a really good improvement.