AM-2.1 mile shakeout.
PM-Warm up, strides, then we raced. They put us in positions randomly. This led to me being on the back line. Honestly, a four lane track with twenty people is already pretty packed, but the start is the worst. Kramer let me switch him spots so I could be in the front line. I was surprisingly more nervous than I've been for a race in a long time, but the nerves settled quickly. We started, I got out well, Talem paced me for the first 4 laps (5 laps to the mile on our track). I felt pretty good, but could tell we were slowing after the second lap, so I told him to speed up. After he dropped, I ran a quick lap(50), and then stayed consistent the rest of the way. My goal was 8:00 to 8:05 if things weren't feeling great, and under 8:00 if I was doing well. With 800m to go, I saw I needed to run a 2:08 for the last 800m to hit 8:00, so I knew I was on pace. I didn't speed up that much, but maintained well and finished at 7:58. Afterward, my throat burned from the air in the facility. While I do like our facilities, the air can burn your nose and throat sometimes. Just over a 10 mile cool down after. The team killed it today, which was really impressive to see.