Does it count if it wasn’t in a race situation? In my mind, hell ya!
We had our first snow in Bend this morning and I took that as an opportunity to go check out an area of town that I had not ran previously; A good mixture of gravel road and pavement on the east side of town. The result was I ran a 13.19 miles in 1:54. My previous best time at this distance was about 2:04. There was about 600 feet of elevation on the initial 6, so that called for some decent negative splits.