I've been training for my half marathon and after running 8+ miles paying to run a 5k is kinda a waste BUT since I am a cardiac nurse I felt I should support my work. I didn't really have a goal, I was just doing this for fun. Nick ran with my phone that has a running GPS app on it. He was a few steps ahead of me and at mile 1 I asked if we were doing well. The phone said we were running a 8:30 min/mile! He thought the phone wasn't working and didn't tell me our pace. I had no idea how fast we were running. The last mile I started to slow down and became really discourage (I was thinking I was running a 9:45 pace). How on earth can I run 13.1 miles in less than a month if I can't run 3.1 miles at this pace! As we were approaching the finish line I saw my manager and remember thinking: either he's running really slow or I'm going faster than I thought. Nick started yelling at me "Don't let Ian beat you!" I pushed it (thought I was going to throw up) Ian crossed two seconds ahead of me.
My fastest race!