10k Finisher Picture
I had a really great start. My music playlist was on point. I had properly stretched. I was pumped! For the first 3 miles, I was running ahead of my usual pace per mile by 45 seconds.
Around mile 5 I started to slow down. I knew even if I walked for a bit, I could still beat last year time. It was during that last mile that I just wanted to give up. I wanted to cross the finish line, yet running was the last thing I wanted to to.
The last mile is always a tough one. It's such a mental challenge.
I ended up finishing 8 minutes ahead of last year time! More than a minute ahead per mile!