8 miles of running in Willard, MO.: this was a rehearsal run for the Steamtown Marathon. I tried the 27 minute run: 3 minute walk strategy with the running at 7:20 pace. I took the first mile out faster, just like often happens in a race event. I ended up with a 7:36 average and was a bit disappointed with that. This experiment has led to me to opt for an even split approach next Sunday instead. The plan now is to hit my splits close to 7:25, preferably all of them sub 7:30.
Weather: 60 degrees Fahrenheit
Fuel: 2 Sunkist fruitsnacks