I ended up running my one mile virtual race on Thursday instead of Tuesday. Tuesday was back to school so being a teacher, I was exhausted by the end of the day. I came home and crashed on the couch. I woke up in a pile of drool and it was 8:00. So much for Tuesday. Wednesday will be the day! Wednesday was again a repeat couch episode, so when Thursday came, I knew I had to kick my butt into gear and get it done.
Hubs decided to partake in the challenge as well. We jogged up to our local track and I ran first and then Hubs.
I clocked in at 6 minutes, 56 seconds for 1.6km or 1 mile. I was pleased with the result. I was sure I would tank since I was tired from a busy week, and it was somewhat humid (need I say more), but I guess the Yasso's I have been working have helped. I just wanted to break 7 minutes, so I am pleased!
Hubs kicked my butt and came in at 6 minutes, 23 seconds. Not shabby, considering he didn't run all summer.
Thanks Reid for organizing this. I may repeat the race over the next few weeks to see how much I can bring my time down. I don't know about 5 min mile, but maybe sub 6:30??
Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention, right after we finished, I had a bad case of "runner's poo" Ofcourse the school was locked and we were 3K from home. I survived, but that was torture!! More so than running the mile!
I also decided not to run the 26K trail race this weekend. Hubs had to work and I just haven't felt good about my left calf/glute. Its coming along, but I was worried a race might injure it more. I do plan on running a long run tommorow. I'll aim for 32K.
Hope your running is going well. Thanks for reading!