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Monday, May 17, 2010

Magic Mile!

As part of the Galloway program, we start off each season with a timed one mile, which is then use to place us in the correct pace groups.  Yesterday was a great day for it, but I wasn't feeling up to par.  I had gone out with Todd's family for dinner before going to a funeral for one of Todd's relatives.  It would have been fine, but I ate too much (crabcakes, though - yum) and the beginning of the week wasn't great food-wise either.  I've been stressed with so much going on, so I've been eating.  Anyway, Saturday morning I was still feeling stuffed and bloated, and lacking in sleep (I did the thing where I went to bed late and then couldn't sleep because I was worried about losing sleep).

We did 1 mile on the track as a warm up, then timed one half of the folks who were running with me.  A lot of people missing -- did I scare people away???  My turn was next and I went off.  I was not feeling great and not feeling confident, but I stuck with it.  I did ultra-weird and ultra-short intervals of 30 seconds running / 15 seconds fast walking.  I know, it's strange, but I do better when I still take walk breaks on any running distance.

Last year, my time was 10:03, and I was looking to get under 10 minutes.  It was tough, but I did!  I finished in 9:48, which wasn't quite as good as I think I'd be capable of on a more ideal day, but it's a new PR and I'm super-happy.

We followed up the magic miles with a 3 mile run around the college (we were running on the track at Goucher College).

Sadly, Todd came down with a cold on Friday and he has been sick all weekend.  I had the chance to go out without him, but ended up deciding I'd rather get work done around the house anyway.  The house has been a little out of control.  It certainly was nice having all of the windows open and a nice breeze blowing through.  I got a lot of stuff done, thank goodness.


Lacey said...

hopefully the weekend helped todd recover! stinks to be sick over a weekend, but good for having time to rest at least.
way to go on your mile time! i love breaking my own times. that's the best feeling ever :)

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Congrats on the PR! It's always good to beat a previous best and then realize you can do better still. :)

marathonmaiden said...

yay for the pr! that must have felt real good :)

Lindsay said...

Great job on the PR!!! Way to go :)

Staci Dombroski said...

Way to go on your time :)

Anonymous said...

Great time babe! Sorry I couldn't be there to watch you break 10, I'd been looking forward to that...

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