Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mile attempt #2

I had been debating whether or not do run a different mile route to avoid the dogs at the start. When I walked out the door, my mind was immediately made up for me. There was a pretty strong breeze, so I thought I'd take advantage of the wind, and run a stretch of road with the wind at my back. Maybe it was cheating, but I'm still in training, so I'm not too concerned about it.

As soon as I started, I could tell that the wind was helping, but by the half, it seemed to have eased up a bit. I was pleased that I was able to push it harder toward the end of the mile. Last week, I was really struggling, but today was a lot smoother.

I finished with a time of 5:26, tying my all-time best. That's 10 seconds faster than last week. So, by my calculation, if I cut of 10 seconds per week, I'll be under 5 minutes within three weeks. Give me another 6 or 7 and I'll be giving Alan Webb a run for his money. Not bad, huh? Just pray for increasingly stronger winds. ;-)

Stay tuned for attempt #3.


Lani said...

Ax! Ax! Ax! Can't wait to see you reach this goal. :-)

Lily on the Road said...

Don't you just love a breezy wind at your back kind of run...to bad we can't have that in both directions!LOL

The Laminator said...

Great mile time, wind or no wind.

Nitmos said...

So, how are you appraoching these miles? A warm-up mile...repeats? Just curious as I'm currently working to build some 5k speed and trying a few things on my own.