I stopped at my usual set of ralings half way out and stretched having only managed a relatively slow 6-40 pace out for the first four miles or so. It took a few minutes for me to work out the technology needed to activate my "virtual partner" but I challenged him (or is it a her?) to 4 miles @ 6 mins per mile. That should blow the cobwebs away on an early saturday morning. The first three miles saw me leave my virtual partner for dead as I clocked a 5-44, another 5-44 and a 5-43 leaving the last mile to hang on to my lead - surely I was home and dry from the VP! I pushed on and waited for the final beep - if my virtual partner was real he would have faded badly by now but he never gives up! A solid 5-33 on my last mile saw me claim victory by a minute and 14 seconds....22.46 for four miles.
Its great having a virtual partner - he's just not great at conversation!