8 miles today at 7:30 pace, negative splits. Still trudging on toward a sub 1:40 half marathon Feb 1st. Stomach was about 80% with a gel 2 miles in and minimal sips of Gatorade from handheld bottle. Started out a little sluggish and things picked up late, a good sign in my mind. Warm day. Don't know what to expect come race day with bipolar weather all winter.