I knew this was not going to be a great race by any stretch for me - no where near my 36 minute range the past couple years. However, I ran with EV and we kept a pretty stable pace the whole time. EV has a tendency to take a race out 30-40 seconds too fast in the first mile and completely collapse by the end. She stuck like glue to me and ended up running close to her 5k time in a 5 miler (I asked her if she knew what that meant;-)).
Anyway the times:
Mile 1: 7:29
Mile 2: 7:24
Mile 3: 7:40
Mile 4: 8:04 - Cat Hill and nearly choked on the water. Oops!
Mile 5: 7:30
As you can see from the times, I never did go into the afterburners. With the exception of that sad mile 4, I had a fairly consistant race. Not spectacular, but a solid run to put in the books. With just 8 weeks til Chicago, it's time to get those last few weeks of hard core training in.
So today, it was a 14.5 miler to PB&Co! Mmm...
Anyway, time for sleep - gotta get up at 5:30am to head to VA for work. Lovely way to start the week and spend your birthday, no:-)