First of all, Dirt Runner Rocks! He volunteered to pace me to a new P.R. He did and I got a new P.R!
This morning's temps were cool and dry. (Low 60's at race time?) Driving over, I felt today was going to be the last cool day in Houston for a long time. So this was going to be the last chance for a good fast 5K run.
My plan this morning was simple. Follow Mr. Dirtman's red shirt from start to finish. Every now and then, he'd look back and ask, "How're we doing?" I'd say, "huff! puff! Um... OK!..." I'd be thinking..."There are these dark spots forming at the edges of my vision.....hmmm, I guess I'll keep his red shirt in the center part of my vision.... :)
Actually, the run felt pretty good. I was pressing at the edges of my physical condition from start to finish and the pace seemed pretty good. This run felt easier than my last attempt at a P.R., probably because I only had to focus on running while Rick did the time management. He told me several times to focus on the cadence and rhythm.
Mile 1: 7:45
Mile 2: 8:10
Mile 3: 8:04
0.1 Mile: 0:44 (I was probably a few yards away from throwing up..)
Total: 24:44 P.R. BABY!
Kayano Miles: 295.1