Tuesday, May 3, 2011
On Monday, in between all the congratulations being handed around (lots of club members ran awesome races this weekend, not just me) I was asked what my next goal is. Having hit my sub-2:00 hour half-marathon goal I guess my thoughts turned to being able to dial it back a notch for a few weeks.
Yeah, that totally didn't happen last night. When we hit our first mile in 8:43 Jacob, Phil and I gasped for air and decided to slow down. We sort of managed it.
Our splits were:
Mile 1 - 8:43
Mile 2 - 8:50
Mile 3 - 9:05
Mile 4 - 8:48
Mile 5 - 8:37
Mile .45 - 8:53 pace
You'd think I was racing a half marathon or something!
Actually, during mile 5 I was really focusing on pushing off with my back leg and extending my hip flexors. There might be something to this whole gait thing after all. I felt like I was flying!
So apparently I failed at my goal of taking it easy for awhile. But what about my actual new goals?
Well, there's always that "finish a marathon in a time that starts with a 4" goal. And complete my first duathlon goal. And survive the Madison to Chicago relay goal. Speaking of which, my relay team needs another runner! You know you've always wanted to run a relay with me and Kim and the rest of my lunch time running crew. You should totally join us.
Monday Night Musings