Today was a long tempo run. It was basically a dress rehearsal for next saturday, except I didnt have flats on. Anyways, I kept up a good pace throughout the 8 mile tempo and was happy with the results. One mile, i believe it was the 4th I had to stop twice for passing cars, so that kind of skewed that miles time, other than that, it was overall a pretty good pace. During the actual race, I will want to start a little slower though. Splits:
3- 5:58.4 (17:58 or 5:59 pace)
4- 6:11.8 (This mile is skewed cuz I had to stop twice for cars during it, would have been about 5 seconds faster) (either way 4 miles 24:10 or 6:02.5 pace)
5- 6:03.7 (30:14 or 6:03 pace)
6- 6:02.4 (36:16 little under 6:03 pace)
7- 6:08.2 (42:24 or 6:03.5 pace)
TOTAL--- 48:37.3 (6:04.5 pace overall)
All in all, not a bad tempo, by far the best pace Ive held for that long. Felt pretty good throughout, just have to reign it in the first couple miles so I dont start adding time towards the later miles like the trend was beginning to look like here.