I have a 5k next sat, the 13th. the course is fast and most everyone gets a pr there. the next two weeks i'm going to focus my shorter runs on trying to do negative splits. i always go out fast, then can't get faster at the end, each mile gets consecutively slower. I have tried to hold back on the first mile, so i have some gas at the end but that has never worked out either. I just ended up going even slower the second and third miles!!
so last night i did 2 miles on the treadmill. i have been running around an 11 min pace on the treadmill consistently and wanted to try to start there and then get faster, rather than last week when i started fast then had to get slower. I ran the first mile in 11:30 and was feeling pretty good. I was tempted several times to turn the speed up but didn't until i had done 1 mile. When it hit I turned it up so that I was now doing a 10:30 pace. I had to slow it down towards the end of the second mile to a little under 11:00.
I finished the two miles with a pace of 11:04. the first mile was almost one minute slower than the second mile! I did it! I was able to negative split! I'm going to continue to work on this and add some distance to the 2 miles over the next two weeks to get my body used to going faster as I go, rather than getting slower.