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.