Sunday, January 11, 2015

Time Trial / Baseline

Before Wil and I headed out of town for New Years, I bundled up (it was c-c-c-cold!) and went to the high school track to take a baseline measurement: my time for a mile. 

I have never been fast. I doubt I will ever be fast. But one of my running goals this year is to run a mile in under 8 minutes. (Yeah, I know a lot of people for whom that is an easy pace. But I have to remember to run my own race.)

I walked briskly to the track, then finished warming up with a slow trot around the track, and then started my watch and took off running. 

Lap one:
Boy, it sure is cold. Maybe I should have warmed up more. My legs feel heavy. 


Lap two:
This was a dumb idea. Not sure I can run a mile today. Whine. 


Lap three:
Pant. Wheeze. Whimper. Why is this so hard today?


Lap four:
Leave nothing in the tank. But don't throw up. 


9:08. 

Not super consistent, split-wise, but I was pleased that my last lap was my fastest. 

I have a long way to go to drop over a minute off my time, but at least I know where I am starting!

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