And, project speed development is underway. Basically, my natural tendency is to be an efficient shuffler. Works great for covering ground, but also means that I'm not very explosive. Combine that with two marathon training cycles, and....I'm a bit slower than I was last year at this time. So my project for the next few months is to get that speed back. Which means drills and strides, drills and strides, plus 200m repeats and a lot of mile races. I ran my first mile race of the season this past Sunday, clocking 5:44. The race was a lot of fun, and gave me a baseline. But I've got a lot of work to do.