As part of some personal goals I have over the next year, I ran the 10k Run Against Pain. I was disappointed in my results. The official results for the race show me finishing in 53:07.7 at an average pace of 8:34. My garmin showed that the course was longer than 10K and had me running a 10k in 51:43 for an average pace of 8:19.
In either case, my pace was under 8:00 through four miles, but I could not maintain my speed over the last two plus miles.
I will be looking for a half marathon to run next.