After I finished my run this morning, I couldn't help but quote Nancy. (Speaking of Nancy, check out her latest exploits in virtual race directing)
Two weeks ago I posted about my attempt to break the 6-minute-mile barrier in a tempo run. Well, today I had another go at it. I did my scheduled 5 mile tempo run this morning, and it felt awesome. Check out the splits:
Mile 1 - 6:38 (not bad for mile 1)
Mile 2 - 6:33 (that's more like it)
Mile 3 - 6:41 (whoa)
Mile 4 - 6:37 (it's go time)
Mile 5 - 5:41 (I Rock!)
I looked at my time for the first half of that last mile, and I was right on pace for a 6 minute mile. I just kept going, knowing it was going to be close. To my surprise, it turns out it actually wasn't that close. I destroyed that 6-minute-mile barrier. Back in September, I ran one mile all out (just to see what I could do) in 5:36. I think I've come a long way. I wonder what I could do one mile in now without 4 tempo miles before it?? Perhaps we shall see.