I know it isn't really fast, but for me this is progress! I did three miles with an average under 11 minutes. I only did that once, and it was over three months ago, so yes, I am thrilled. I ran on a new route after work in the city where I work. It is a very nice, wide, paved, route. No hills. Maybe the "newness" encouraged me to kick it up a bit. Or maybe my long runs the last two Fridays, and my hill work on Sunday have actually helped me improve my speed. Who knows? But tonight, I am a tired but happy camper!