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I started way too slow with a couple of 6+ minute miles, but rallied with a solid middle third. At this point, only the most heroic negative splits could've pulled me from my deficit. In short, I didn't pace myself that well. What's more, the route may be up to a quarter mile short, so "almost" is a relative term. Still, I'm happy with this effort given setbacks with illness and injury over the past few weeks.
It's unlikely I'll meet my goal before fattening myself up over holidays. However, I'm plenty thankful for health and fitness to pursue such silly endeavors. If nothing else, these faster-paced forays have earned me a healthy respect for shorter distance runners and inspired me to get back to my LSD jogging, which is much easier and a lot less painful! Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!