I took my time and finished at 53:43, an 8:46 pace.
Halfway up first hill. Objects may appear flatter than they actually are.
Last year I wore my watch (regular sports watch, no Garmin) during every run. I wound up racing almost all of my practice runs. Bad idea for marathon training, good idea if I wanted to get injured. The mileage is more important than timing. I started running sans watch, except for tempo runs or if I'm on a time constraint (i.e., Grandma's left alone with Baby Girl, both of them watching the clock with bated breath).
Today's 19 degree run was local. I decided to do a tempo. Sav was left in charge of the younger three, another time constraint. 3.91 miles in 30:56. More importantly, no one was crying when I got back. Yay!