For those not good with the numbers, it's an average of 8:02 per mile; or an average speed of 7.48 mph.
Can you see the resemblance?
That's me at 3.75 miles. And if it looks like I'm suffering, it's because I am.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well I did. I even managed to pick up speed and sprint the last 50 feet or so - which was pretty hard considering the amount of people running the race (6000+). When I was sprinting toward the end, I had to tap this one guy on the shoulder because he was in my way; I bet I could have cut down the 9 seconds if I just ran him over. But I digress.
In anycase, I attribute my performance to the great running weather. And of course a great pacer (thanks!). And my boopy for his support!