I ran today and the weather was perfect, about 68 degrees. I took it pretty slow and it seemed fairly easy. I never felt like I needed to walk. Well, not until about the last half mile, and even then, I knew I could go on. However, my time averaged 11:34 min/mi. Funny how if I go a little faster, and then after about two miles allow myself to walk, my overall time is much, much better. So now the question, should I just keep plodding along at a slow pace or try a bit faster and then allow a couple walk breaks? Which would a real runner do?
I know what I will probably do in my next 5k race......try to go faster and then walk if I need to. When I did that before my time was 33 minutes. Today it was almost 36 minutes.