I usually like to push the first three miles because it's so easy to log a negative split on the Sand Run path. Martini and I reached our turnaround averaging between 8:30 and 9:00 miles. I was hoping for something more like my goal pace for this Sunday's race. These times were more like marathon pace.
As predicted we picked up the pace on the way back with a couple miles below 8:00. My morning bowel movement introduced itself with a rumble and a fart as our pace slowed during the last mile.
For better or worse that was my last hard run before the race. I have a few easy runs left, but I'll be holding myself back to save my legs for the half marathon PR I'm about to set.