I had planned on 8 miles today, but was a little crunched for time. I had to settle for 7 miles. As far as the pace, I just wanted to settle into a pace and tick off the miles. I ran pretty much 8:25+/- per mile for the duration.
I don't care about the stats much, but I do pay attention to stride rate. I have mentioned this in the past and continue to value it as important to my interest in remaining fast. I am building some fitness so I am happy to see my stride rate in the high 170's today, maxing out at 187. In a couple months, I would like to be mid 180's for stride rate. I think that will translate well to a fast spring racing season.
For the rest of the week, I want to get in some more miles and some strength work. I am trying to make a concerted effort to include it, but I am having difficulty stayed motivated. I need to focus.