I'm quite happy with my run this morning. I managed to run 7.1km in 49 mins. I felt I could have kept going further at this ~7 mins/km pace, except that at the 7k mark the only choice is to struggle up the hill towards my house or to run through the village - running further away from home. Looking at my stats on Runkeeper, I had two sections where my speed dropped: once where I was dancing about trying to avoid the mud and puddles (since I washed my running shoes since the last puddle-running outing) and a part where I always struggle going up a very slight climb, but where there is a short section of soft gravel.
The less than positive is I've returned today with a sore thigh. My right quadricep that has been a wee bit niggly all week didn't feel too good for the last 20 minutes of running. I'll try to rest it today and today will be a short walk.