Last year I finished in 31:27. My goal going into last year was breaking 32 minutes which was a fairly arbitrary number but was based on my goal 10k time. That also represents my post-college PR. There aren’t many 8k around. I don’t actually remember my collegiate 8k PR, but I never broke 30 minutes, but it was below 31 minutes.
The Human Race course is nicely designed for setting PR’s because the last half is downhill.
I think my goal for this year will be to set a new PR – it would be nice to break 31 minutes but that might be stretching it. To PR would require running a 6:19 pace. That might be stretching it since I’ve not run that fast very often this training cylce.
We’ll see what happens.
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[tags] Human Race 8k, St Paul, 8k [/tags]