So somewhere around mile 2.5 I literally ran into a lady, age 37, out running 18 miles…at a steady 8:30-8:40 pace. I could not resist running and chatting with her. Turns out she is running a marathon in October and is a school teacher and is a track coach. So cool! We had a wonderful chat, although I was obviously out of breath. This is faster than my current slow pace and is more around my steady/tempo pace. Well, chatting with her burned a mile. I came to an immediate stop just before home, and nearly lost my breakfast. I literally stood on the side of the road gagging, LOL. I ran 3.5 miles in 31:27, average pace ended up around 9:30-something in total.