So with the adjusted route planned we set off and at the first mile marker I was a bit unhappy about our pace. It was a bit slow but kept going at the same pace as it was uphill and only the first mile. But when the second wasn't much better I was still a little shocked but as I keep having to remind myself, it's distance first then pace. We have plenty of time to build up our pace, although I did try to be a bit faster each mile and not slow down. On the third lap Luke was starting to feel it and as we were reaching the top of our lap by the farmers boy I noticed that both Rob and Luke were very quiet. It wasn't until we were on our way back down that they started talking again. Luke said if we could've seen his face on that climb we probably would have laughed, as he was struggling and pulling some faces because he was pushing hard to keep up with us. As we reached my house we were 0.35 of a mile short of 5 miles. Which we knew we would be so we carried on as usual round the Knowle to finish. I was feeling ok at this point Luke was feeling heavy as he described it and Rob seemed ok. As we reached the factory I could feel myself picking up pace and I looked at my phone and said we had 0.25 mile to go. So I said to the lads I'm going for it and ill wait for you at 5 miles. I started to sprint and felt really good and fast too, I kept an eye on the distance and as I rounded the corner I was still 0.1 of a mile off. This was a bad idea because I slowed to a jog again instead of just pushing on til it told me I had done 5 miles. I didn't know at the time but Rob had tried to keep up with me but slowed down before I did. Luke on the other hand didn't start running until I had slowed so he caught up with us and we crossed the 5 mile mark all together.
We completed 5 miles for real this time in 48 minutes a couple of minutes slower than last Monday but we did 5 properly so it was probably about the same pace. We all agreed that it was a good run and the sprint at the end was an excellent addition too, even if we didn't manage to sprint to the end of the run.