I ran my first-ever 8k (4.97 miles) on Thanksgiving morning. Time: 42:34.2, or a pace of 8:34/mile. Official results.
I could’ve gone faster, but there were almost 5000 of us running a pretty narrow, wet, slippery course through Lincoln Park. I was also trying to avoid the frequent puddles because my shoes are only a few weeks old. Despite the rain, which mostly stopped just before we started, and the 39° temperature, I had a fantastic time. The perfect way to justify eating so much food later in the day. Turkey Trot 8k.
My first 8k was wet and sloppy. And fun.