I pushed myself this morning to break my 10-11 minute/mile rut, especially after feeling badly about my performance on July 4th. I did my favorite 3-mile course around a lake near our house, and averaged 9:52! This is very exciting to me. I have also run 56 of my 100 miles/100 days. Our next race is July 28 and I hope to make a 9:00 pace by then. People who place in races run a 7-minute mile. Jon and I both have a ways to go for THAT (finishing is our main goal for now) but this is a start!