Met up with Sasha this morning at 9 and warmed up two miles with Benjamin, who ran some blistering splits. I think his second mile was 6:54, and he looked like he was taking it easy.
After that, we headed to the 5-mile tempo start and got going. We started at about 5:25 pace, going through the half in 2:43 (Sasha was a second or two ahead of me), but I lost focus a little and slowed through the mile in 5:30.
So I got my mind together and focused on keeping up with Sasha's pace, and the quarters started rolling by. Soon we reached the two mile (10:57) and then the turnaround (13:41, I think, so a 2:44 half). We picked it up a little after the turnaround and reached 3 miles in 16:24. I was feeling way better than last week's tempo, and at 3 1/2 we picked it up to 5:20 pace, reaching 4 miles in 21:47 (PR!!), still feeling good.
I picked it up over the last mile, reaching 5 in 27:06. Last mile in 5:19, last half was 2:38, but I didn't catch the last quarter. Next week is the BYU Invite, I feel that with any luck, I should have a big PR.
27:06 (5:19, 5:25.2 avg.)