First few miles, dodging other runners. Hit the mile 2 marker at 15:00 on the gun, but we were about 30-40 seconds behind the gun on our chip timer. Original goal was 7:30/mile pace and then see how we were feeling. We felt great, so we started increasing speed gradually at a good pace. At about the 5 mile mark, we'd kept up a faster than 7:15/mile pace so I knew we could break 45 minutes.
Nice and flat run around the USC campus - up and down Figueroa, with little side jaunts down Adams and Exposition before ending back in Exposition Park.