The last time I ran an official 5 mile race was 2 years ago.
My time then? 62:10
50:07; Average pace was 10:01
Um, yeah, a 12 minute PR is one that I will definitely take!
Last March, in the Law Week 8K which is 4.9 miles my time was: 53:23
So again, a PR even off a distance that was less than today by over 3 minutes.
My goal was to go sub :50 and to just have that average at under 10. Of course my mindset right now is if I hadnt stopped for water at the 3 mile mark. But I can't think like that. The last 800m I thought about the 800m repeats this past Wednesday and drew off of that, but the kick that I did have at the end just wasn't enough.
But don't get me wrong, I am pleased as peaches that I did so well.
The mile markers were off up till mile 4; as at the 3 mile mark they called out a 27+ and thats when I knew for sure they were off by about 1/4 mile. When I hit the 4 mile mark it seemed only to be off by a 1/10, and when I stopped my watch it read EXACTLY 5.00. That never happens!
Here are the splits:
Mile 1: 9:58
Mile 2: 10:11
Mile 3: 10:31
Mile 4: 10:01
Mile 5: 9:23
Again, exactly what I wanted to do. Negative splits and have a strong 5th mile.
I can't ask for anything more than that!!
Next up: Rodeo Run 5K next Saturday.