Mile 1- 7:52 Max HR 148/ avg HR 143
Mile 2- 8:19 Max HR 150/ avg HR 146
I called it after the second mile- a 27" drop off in pace told me what I needed... that I'm very aerobically weak. As expected. This is all part of the process and what I experience every year, but I also experience a quick return to strong aerobic fitness because I won't be running any high intensity sessions for the next couple months. The next test will show if what I'm doing is right.