My training calendar said to run three miles yesterday. It didn’t say to do them at goal pace, but I decided to see just how fast I could run three miles. My goal pace is eight minute miles. It’s quite the pace.
I bought a Timex Ironman watch a few months ago because it has 30 lap memory. And for a marathon I’m really only going to need 26 “laps,” so it’s perfect.
First mile – 7:50.06
Second mile -8:04.12
Third mile – 7:20.43
Total – 23:14.61
Yippy!! That is a PR for me. I don’t think I’ve ever run 3 miles that fast, not even for a 5K race. And my knee was just fine. And my foot was just fine. I only had to deal with side stitches for a bit in the middle. The first mile felt a bit off, but the last mile felt great.
Now I just need to do that nine times in a row and I’ll qualify for Boston. If I think about it too much, my legs will fall off in protest.