I met my running buddy and we did 3.58 miles. Last week he was dragging at the end and we only did 3.36 but this time he got in the zone after 2 miles and commented that he could keep going. He whipped me into shape in march and april and now I am whipping him into shape since he did not run at all from September 24th to November 22nd. He bought a house in October, moved, and quit his gym. Back in the spring he was training for the FBI fitness test. The running portion requires doing 1.5 miles in under 10 minutes which is a 6:40 min/mile pace. That is really fast and my quickest mile run has been 7:09 (last night) and quickest 2 mile was 7:28.