Tonight I joined the local running club again. 3.5 miles and I wanted to push myself.
The leader of the top group declared he was going to pace us for 10-minute miles. Liar!
We set off at what felt like a fair pace and after a mile he declared that “we are doing just under 9 mins/mile”. Turns out that was a lie too!
I kept up with them for approx 2.5 miles at a pace of 8.25mins/mile (in Continental money that’s 4K at 5:15mins/km), before fallen back to a slower pace for the last 3/4 mile or so.