The beginning of morning runs to get used to that sort of thing. Lightning and pouring rain when I awoke but waited long enough for the storm to ease off. I thought I felt primed and smooth when I started, but my first mile was still >8min. Then the next mile was too... By this point, I was feeling like I was a bit stiff and not fully awake. And though my pace and hr were a tad pitiful, I thought the run actually felt good. I would have liked to have gone a little further but it started raining harder and I figured a threepeat of 7 was fine.