Took off for a scheduled 5.5 mile tempo run along the Eire Canal in Greece, NY. Stiff winds cut through my shirt and staight into my chest. The first mile was a hard one. Later, with the wind at my back, I eased into pace. MapMyFittness app hicuped at some point and lost some data - kind of a bad news, good news occurance. Not having miles and pace dictated provided a certain freedom.
I turned the music off in favor of the rhythm of my stide and breathing. The miles sailed on by. I could "feel" my pace.