Drizzly run starting out with Chris H. and Eudair from Longleaf.
Kept a nice steady pace to 7.5 miles while I ran with Chris then turned around. I stopped briefly to stretch and retie my shoes. Once I was at the park exit I picked it up and decided to try and hold it under 8:00 pace. I did a pretty good job of holding the pace, but it did feel harder than I remembered. Fortunately, the minor pain did not ever worsen, it might have even felt better as I went faster or maybe I didn't notice it. I felt more limited by my aerobic capacity than by any pain, but at least it is not all gone.
After I hit 12 miles (which was my original planned distance), I found myself going ever faster. I hit the lap button just after a half mile of the faster pace so I could have something starting with a 6. Backed it down for the last 0.3 miles.
Splits: 9:18, 8:59, 8:53, 8:56, 9:00, 9:01, 9:04, 8:44, 7:29, 7:38, 7:22, 7:17, 6:59 (.52), 7:48 (.30)
After the run, I took Thomas to his first day of bowling, then as soon as we got home headed out to Universal and downtown Disney for his birthday. Quite tired at the end of the day.
However, I woke up the next morning and did not feel sore which I had been worried about, so I guess I held up and did not injure myself.
Going to continue around the same miles for a bit with a very gradual build up.