Being that I have not run a double digit distance in over 13 months I am really glad I took things rather slow. It was in the low 70s this morning, but the humidity was climbing pretty fast so I wanted to get it out of the way before the sun really started cooking. I kept my pace around 11 min miles for the first couple just to get my legs under me. After that I slowly increased my pace to a 10:30 avg for most of the remainder of the run. I didn't want to complicate things with a bunch of elevation changes, not that northwest Ohio has elevation changes, so I made sure my route only had one small hill and no highway overpasses.
I was so pumped when I hit that ten mile mark that I got a little carried away and pushed rather hard for the last mile. I got my pace up to a 9:51, which I was pretty proud of, but I have to remember I am still building my strength back and I don't want to have a set back.