Maybe I’m more like a gazelle……on SPEED!
Last night, I got home a little earlier than usual, so I decided to go for a run. I’d been reading that people who do training runs at an 11:30 minute mile pace can often shave at least a minute off that for races. So, I decided to run fast (not as fast as I could – just fast) for 30 minutes and then map it later (I love map my run). So, I did.
I ran 3.07 miles in 30 minutes exactly. That’s a 9:46 pace. And – that’s very nearly a 5K. Which means that I can probably run a 5K in under 30 minutes. Which is hot. Even when I added in my cool-down for the last 6 minutes, I still averaged 10:12 pace over 3.67 miles. I finally feel like a real runner! I’ve already run 15 miles this week, which is pretty damn cool, I think.
In other news, my shoes are here! Well, here-ish. They are somewhere in the vicinity of my office – I just need to track them down. The overnight shipping may no longer be promised, but apparently it is actually happening.
Other exciting news – last night, the architect, my cousin, her bf & I went to a local pub for Pub Trivia night. And we won! We beat two-time defending champs. Which may mean that we have to return next week to defend our title – although next week, we may drink fewer beers – especially since the prize is….beers.
So glad that the week is half over. Seriously. This work thing? Not really for me.