Milestones

Corn chronicles have been pre-empted due to an important announcement (and by the fact that I didn’t take any pictures of the corn yesterday).

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

I will henceforth be known as Amy “the gazelle” Bannister.

Today, I broke two major milestones.

I did speedwork this morning (it was a delightful 69 degrees when I left home at 6 AM). I did a 1 mile warmup, a fast 1 mile, 400 cool, 800/400 recovery (x3) and a 1 mile cooldown.

My fast mile? 7:53 bitches. That’s right – I broke 8 minutes. My 800s were crap after that, but I didn’t care. I have never run under an 8 minute mile. My last mile time trial (March, 2008) I ran 8:59. I am a gazelle! on speed!

The other milestone? With my 5.5 miles done today, I am officially at 500 miles for the year. I’m not sure if I’ll get to 1,000 this year, but I will come pretty damn close.

It’s going to be a good, good day.

ETA – Speedwork Stats

Warm-up: 1 mile (11:22/11:22 pace)
Interval 1: 1 mile (7:53/7:53 pace)
Recovery 1: .33 miles (5:51/17:35 pace)
Interval 2: .55 miles (4:21/7:59 pace)
Recovery 2: .26 miles (3:00/11:47 pace)
Interval 3: .52 miles (4:36/8:55 pace)
Recovery 3: .25 miles (3:13/13:15 pace)
Interval 4: .51 miles (4:37/9:00 pace)
Cool down: 1.09 miles (12:57/11:55 pace)

Overall – 5.5 miles (58:01/10:31 pace)

I really wish I’d been more consistent on my 800s – I wanted them to be closer to a 8:30 pace.  I wanted the w/u, c/d & recoveries (with the exception of the post fast mile recovery, which I walked) to be closer to an 11:30 pace. BUT – I kind of blew my wad on that fast mile. And honestly, I probably won’t do that again – I just wanted to see how fast I could go. Next time I do speedwork, if I decide to do a 1600, I will not go out that hard. Gotta save something for the rest of the workout, right? (Also, my ass is killing me right now.) I’m still super happy though. Super.

10 responses to “Milestones

  1. wow, very cool! fast is nice. and 500 is quite an accomplishment!

  2. Way to rock the mile!!!

  3. Busting the 8 min mile mark is awesome! Congrats!

  4. Wow, congrats on those accomplishments!

  5. awesome job girl!!!!!!! all your hard work is really paying off!

  6. Yay, great fast mile! And 500 for the year that’s awesome. If you train for any other races this year, even half marathons I bet you’ll hit or be within 50 miles of 1000.

  7. 7.53 min mile is completely and utterly awesome GR!

  8. Wow dude – that so freaking sweet. Amazing what your body can do isn’t it. I wouldn’t have really cared out the rest of my workout either. I used to have a real problem shooting my wad at the beginning of workouts, but over the last few weeks I’ve been able to really focus on consistency and saving myself for the last few sets.

    sub 8 min mile AND 500 miles year to date. Watch out!!

  9. Wait, don’t you have a tri this weekend?

    GOOD LUCK!

  10. Go you!

    *gives five in the air* You are going to be the best triathlon-er ever!