Although I managed to keep running on holiday and despite running on a flat course my pace was slower than normal. Now that I have had three runs this week on my more familiar, but more elevated route, my pace is back where it was, in fact it was a little better. My Runkeeper told me that last month was my best average pace to date. All this being said I am still very slow. But I am seeing incremental improvements in a number of areas, including a 2llb weight loss last week. All heading in the right direction.