9 miles in 55:31/ 6:10 pace. The first mile went in ~7:30 then I slowly increased pace finishing with the last 3 miles dropping from 5:50 down to 5:30 pace. The effort/ pace felt awkward more than hard. My stride definitely smoothed out and felt relaxed between 6:00-6:15 pace which is probably where my marathon fitness is right now. I'm in Missouri and this was on a rolling course, definitely not flat... but holy oxygen!