PM 8.4 Including 4.5 miles in 26:34 (5:54 pace)
Modified my 4.5 mile tempo route to finish at Piedmont Park. The first 3 miles are the same as before. Ran down lullwater to the 4 mile mark of the Freedom Trail in 8:42. Then ran between the mile 4 and mile 3 mark in 6:19. It took me another 3:14 to reach the junction with the beltline (18:15 through 3 miles). Then ran down the beltline in 8:19 for the last 1.5 miles. The new route has about 300ft of ascent and descent, with a net gain of 10 feet.
As it was my first time doing the new route I don't have a lot to compare to, but I felt very flat today.