I've picked up a little speed on my shorter runs. I can break 9 minutes on one mile. I can run 9:30 over three miles. This morning I found myself trying to run 9:30 over the course of five miles. It sucked. Too fast, too far. Speed versus distance. Anything five miles and over requires a slower pace. For now.
There's a race in ten days. I have to rediscover the rhythm of the 10:00 pace. If I start out slow and steady, I should have enough left to push through in the last couple miles, and come in under 60 minutes. A sub-60 10K used to sound like a fantasy. But I'm so close to making it a real thing. So close.