I ran a race that supports the Georgetown Running Company racing team this evening. I ran much better than expected! I had some solid help really pushing the pace in the middle miles from a GRC member. I wanted to at least break 28:00 and ended up running a PR of 27:02! I felt strong. I believe this slight increase in mileage has made a hug difference even without the addition of workouts. The hill sprints and running twice on some days has really paid off. With a time like that in the 8K I am confident that I will be able to break 16:30 in the 5K by fall!
I was also happy that I didn't get destroyed by the female British Olympian marathoner who also ran the race. I remember running the first mile in 5:23 and hearing the pitter patter of someone with a very quick turnover behind me.