Today I woke up with my mind in mint condition. Instead of attacking the first hills with blind fury and fighting through the first 1.8K and getting gassed out early, I decided to be tentative and tactful. So I started slowly and picked the pace after about 600m. And I concentrated on leg turnover as opposed to stride length.
At any rate, I was faster and I am now approaching 8K for 40mins. So my position has improved.
As I build my mileage, cut weight and improve technique, I know I will get faster. I am traveling to Rwanda next week. While there, I will ease up on speed a little and concentrate on mileage. Then after 16th May, I revert to working on speed. Here is US sprinter Alyson Felix.