Our group walk (Buckeye Striders) was at one of my favorite parks today - Sharon Woods. The big loop is 3.8 miles, but there is a mark for a full 4-miles.
We walked to the 4-mile mark in 57:28. That averages out to 14:22 per mile! The first mile was in 14:40, so we must have really picked up our pace. The mile markers can be hard to see, so I wasn't able to do splits for every mile.
The small group of us at this pace had all recently done hilly races, so the hills in this park seemed insignificant to all of us! What a nice switch!
So, for Monday's race, my initial goal is to go no slower than a 14:30 mile, and from there I want to see how fast I can do a 5-mile race.
What a great way to start out the summer racing season!