Today I ran an easy pace (roughly 6.7 mph or an 8:57 min/mi) for 5 miles with four 400 meter strides at a 9 mph (6:40 min/mi) pace. The average pace over the entire run was 8:31 min/mi.
I have been training for quite some time now without a race. The Cherry Blossom is coming up in 7 weeks but that will be 4 1/2 months of training without a race, but that's expected for a marathon not a 10-miler.
I plan to run outside tomorrow. I hope the WB&A trail is clear of snow.