My Stake held it's semi-annual 5K race at 8AM. The temperature was ideal. Maybe around 50' with just a slight breeze out of the south. When I arrived I could see there wouldn't be any competition. None of the highschool kids or college kids that sometimes come and may beat me. Nonetheless, I wanted to see what I could do. I was hoping for a 18:59.
1st mile (6:00) - Nice on track. This mile is level. Nobody even close to me after this mile.
2nd mile (6:20) - This mile has a very steep but short hill in it that you have to go up and then down another street.
3rd mile (6:16) - I was hoping for under 6:10. The fact that this is a cheesy race with only about 30-40 people in it didn't help me push the pace. I let the evil slow down guy in my head speak to loudly.
All in all, I'll take the 19:10, knowing that if I push myself a little more and do a little more speed training that I could go sub 19.
I ran a mile or so before the race and then another easy 7 miles in the afternoon after finishing the yard work.