I ran 8K along the water with 3X1K pickups thrown in. The idea was not to time the pickups, and just mentally guage how long a K was. Completely intuitive. Also, I was to concentrate on my form, making sure I was running as if being filmed for the movie "Endurance". The weather was great, and I even had to wear sunglasses during the run! A good sign.
In the evening, I joined the Shorerunners 2 running group, that is still in search of a name, and ran an easy 6k. The group has just started each Wed. and provides for several routes of varying distances. It will be nice if it catches on.