Mike yes - after last year where I did exactly what you did this year and went off to quick. This year went off at 7:45 pace and when Spring hill came I was ready for it and went up it at 8:35 pace and better still could then immediately pick the pace back up again at top. My last 5 miles was a minute quicker than my first and my last mile was 6:58 so I obviously got something right this year. Not a PB but a good 1:41. there again my PB was at Lydd!!