I lined up near the front and my plan was to hold back and then really try to hammer it hard the second half.
I had to reign myself in during the first mile because I was seeing 7:15 pace on my Garmin. I eased off and I hit the first mile at 7:35.
At the beginning of the second mile a young boy and his father caught up to me, then another man joined our group. We were all kind of running the same pace so, I ran with this group for the next mile and a half.
When we approached the turn around point I noticed that there was another female ahead of me. I turned on my ipod when I hit the turn around point and decided to try to catch the lead female.
With a mile to go I was able to catch her and I remember telling myself "okay now we just have to run the fastest mile of the workout. you can do this" I really felt strong through the whole workout.
Here are my spilt times
Mile 4.98- 7:00 (7:08 pace)
An 8k is just short of 5 miles.
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