Awesome run! I was happy to be able to finish the whole thing and my IT band hardly hurt that much. It was the first time in a long time that I ran my long run on the flat. So when I clocked on of my miles (number 5) in at 6:10 (but being timed, that was probably faster than I had been going), I got excited and tried to "squeeze the trigger" bit by bit. My last five miles show that, to continue the analogy, I got a little "trigger happy" and ran out of gas. Next time I'll do better. The miles were 5:47, 5:36, 5:38, 5:45, and 5:46. Altogether 5:43 pace or so which is faster than my most recent tempo run! That's exciting as well as informative (perhaps a more intense warm up before hard efforts could be helpful). Gym.