Friday, August 22, 2014

Great long run!

Don't have a picture today but just had to share about my long run. It was so hot I decided to run on the treadmill at my work site. I don't think I've been on a treadmill since last winter. It was nice and cool in the room. I started out slow and easy at a 12:30 pace. Ended up bumping it up to 10:30 pace and the final mile and half was at a 10:00 minute/mile pace! One of my goals for the year was to run a ten minute mile. Yay! I did 5.53 miles and felt awesome, and with no walk breaks.

For most of the summer I've just not felt I was getting any better/faster, but I must be. I know a ten minute mile is considered pretty easy for most runners, but for me it is a great accomplishment!

I was wanting to do the Jeff Galloway Magic Mile. He says every few weeks in your training you should do a hard mile. Multiply it by 1.2 and that is what he predicts you can do in a half marathon. That would make mine about 2 hours and 37 minutes. I'll take it. My best HM was 2:43.


  1. Congrats on meeting your goal! When I had a treadmill, I used it on hot days for a break, too.