Don't you find these walks help the legs feel better? I go out with Lauren for 30 mins or so and I just feel better.
yep, they also serve as hidden and overlooked aspect of overall training-whenever the 9:00/mile runs land its important to remember the "extra" miles
Nice race, and don't think too hard about the mile. I've never run/raced one, but I want to live vicariously through you!