I ran a solid first mile - actually, it was one of my fastest miles ever. Mile two inside of the park was pretty decent with just a slightly slower pace. I typically slow down a little bit inside of the park because the course is pretty narrow at this point as it is paved trail in the park so maneuvering around folks can be kind of tricky.
The final mile has a bit of a long yet very gradual uphill before the final .2 mile of downhill to the finish line - I slowed down a bit in that last mile.
One of my favorite things about the Kennesaw Grand Prix series is that the mayor of Kennesaw greets you at the finish line with high fives. How cool is that?!?! After crossing the finish line, I grabbed some water and waited near the finish line to cheer on the runners and wait for my peeps to arrive.