Okay I know I said I'd be happy with only a 15 to 30 second improvement on my 2.75 mile distance, but I was hoping that 15 second improvement wasn't going to feel so hard. I had to really push. I used self talk, visualation techniques, and every trick in the book that I knew of to get through my 35 minutes of running. You could say I was running from the voice that kept telling me to stop. LOL Good news is I did 2.78 miles in 35 minutes (I hit 2.75 miles at 34:45).