I took it easy and didn't push myself. There were times when it was hard not to push it. Especially at a point when another runner came up behind me and got within a couple yards, but never attempted to pass. I could hear her footsteps as we ran in near unison for about a mile until our paths diverted. I wanted to give a burst and put some space between us. That would have been completely psychological and the whole point in running an even pace is to prove you can maintain control over a given length of time. That was hard! Even as slow as I am right now, I want to compete.
The run went mostly well. I had stiffness and pain in my left calf which stemmed from a misstep running on bricks this past Monday. I also had tightness in the arch of my right foot, but that went away after the water break at 2.5 miles.
Well, I got to run and I have my bike back ready to go to work.