Picture taken when I arrived home post-run at 8:46pm.
It was a hot morning. The majority of our run was along the C&O Canal. Thankfully it was shady for most of the run (until the sun came up over Georgetown). I also had some great running company. I could not be more grateful for my running group. The last few miles of my run I was averaging a 8:50 pace. Rock on --- that is faster than the pace of my 10K (run the day before).
Good company definitely results in faster more confident running.