Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mile Time Trial

So I know I'm supposed to be taking it pretty easy since I just ran a marathon. As in, I shouldn't be running this week.

But I signed and paid for a 9-week Tuesday night track clinic, and I wasn't very well going to miss the last session.

So I bundled up... because sure, it was almost 70 degrees here on Monday, but on Tuesday it was 32. Wind chill of 25. Yay.

All we were doing was picking up our shirts (awesome Brooks shirt, score!) and running a mile time trial to see if we had improved. The first week of the session was 2 days after running Chicago, so I figured it was decent that both of my time trials were right after marathons.

At the first one, I ran an 8:14. I knew I could run faster, but I had just run a 4:11 marathon and PRed by 20 minutes.

At this one? I ran a 7:06. Dang. I mean, I HAD run slower in the marathon before this one... but still. I was kind of surprised to pull this off.

It makes me wonder how fast I could run a mile if I HADN'T just run a marathon in the couple of days before trying.

10 comments:

Nicole said...

thats amazing mel! how cool that it was just after chicago and then just after this last marathon! i'm so proud of you hun! way to go!!! you ROCK!!!

Jocelyn said...

Look at you miss speedy! Maybe the cold weather mad you run faster

Jamie said...

Awesome job especially after a marathon PR!

J said...

Way to go on the mile improvement! That is great especially after running the marathon!

Paul said...

Great work. See, there's a super-speedy runner inside you trying to come out! Hopefully this will set your mind to what is possible ...

kilax said...

Whoa speedy! You should do RunningLaur's Virtually 1-miler next week. You'll kick butt!

Alisa said...

Amazing great job!!!

Chic Runner said...

Nice job speed demon. Remind me not to run a race with you because I don't want to get slaughtered.

Jon said...

awesome! way to go!

LPT said...

This has NOTHING to do with running...but were you a little disappointed that Jacob came in second on So You Think You Can Dance?!? Who woulda thought?!