A damp 5 miler is better than running on the treadmill since it ins't too cold. Although I am not a morning person AT ALL, I am happy to get my run in ASAP as long as it's after 9am-ish.
Today was no exception, I ran 5 miles outside in the damp humidity. I kept the pace a tiny bit faster than normal comfort. I averaged a 7:57/mile pace for the run, finishing in 39:46. This falls in line with my interest in having different paces in my repertoire.
The ability to run at a pace that you recall from some training and/or racing time, is vital. If your body remembers it, the pace is not a shock.
This week is shaping up to be a strong one. I am about 2 months out from Running with the Devil. I need to insert more hill workouts, but I like where I am.