running race 19:55  5.0 km (3:59 / km)
shoes: Nike rival MD 7
Finally broke 20!!! + first running medal!
I felt really good in the first mile. The clock had the boys' time on it (I'm pretty sure I wasn't running 11 minute splits) but some woman yelled 6:05 to her runner near me, so that's my best guess. It was fast but not tiring. The second mile I feel like I could have pushed harder- I was tired but not exhausted. Tried taking it easier up the hill with the idea of passing people on the way down, but everyone was going just as fast on the way down, so the second hill I hauled on the way up. Going down hill 2 my stomach dropped and I was struggling to sprint after 2nd and 3rd, but it went away in a minute. Based on people yelling I think mile 2 was my most even mile ~6:25, but that means my last mile was wayy slow, even though it felt the hardest. Weird that even though I was slowing down I gained a few places.. Overall satisfied, not a 19:40 but then again it's the first race.