Friday, September 12, 2008

The good news is that I now have a new goal.

After my failed mile test last week, I decided to try again today. I thought I could run under 7 minutes. Well, not so much. I finished my mile in 7:10.

I was a little disappointed, only because I had built up this test in my mind all week. I pictured myself breaking the imaginary tape in well under 7 minutes, with my hands in the air and a smile on my face. Instead, I made it to the 1 mile mark feeling like I was going to puke. Oddly enough, I think I started out too slow and I had to seriously pick up the pace in the last half mile. For the last quarter mile I was really pushing it and I felt it at the end.

Lesson learned and new goal established. I will now add, "Running a mile in under 7 minutes" to my other goals for 2008. I can handle it.

Have a great weekend!

5 comments:

*aron* said...

ohhh you are so close! that is a great goal and you will totally get there!

have a great weekend :)

Jessica said...

So close! You can definitely get there, just keep pushing and envisioning that tape at 6 minutes and 59 seconds. Perhaps your next goal will be 6:30!

merathon said...

i think i'll join you in that goal, although it might not happen in 2008 because of all the momentum i lost with having a baby and then i just had gall bladder surgery! but i like the goal, so i'm gonna go for it!

The Laminator said...

Wow...so close! With a little training, i'm sure you will get there in no time. I still think that's a great time though, congrats!

Marcy said...

You'll do it!! No PROB!!! I know it ;D ;D

Ohhh yes I love me a tennis ball and the wall LOL. I've been working it! hehe

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