Monday, February 26, 2007

I feel the need

The need for speed.

This morning - 25 minutes of Si6

Tonight -
Dreadmill - 21:26
Mile 1 - 12 minutes
Mile 2 - 9:26

Yes, you read that right...Mile 2 - 9:26

I don't know why, but I wanted to see how fast I could run a mile on the treadmill. I always get so lazy on the treadmill and rarely run less than an 11:00 minute pace. For some reason it just feels so much harder on the treadmill. So, I decided to see how long I could maintain a 10 minute pace on the treadmill. I figured maybe a 1/2 mile, possibly a bit more. But, a 1/4 mile passed. Then a 1/2 mile. I felt pretty good, so I sped up a little. Then a little more. By the end of the 2nd mile, I was sweating buckets and my heart was racing, but it felt good. 9:26. For me, on the treadmill or off, that's damn good. Next, I cooled down with slow jog for about a minute and then a walk for about 2-3 minutes.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, speed demon!!

I agree, it is soooo much harder to run fast on the treadmill than outside. I have a hard time keeping a good pace on the treadmill. It's just not as much fun as running outside.

J~Mom said...

Woohoo!! Great mile!!

runnergirl said...

Wow! Look at you go!

Steve Bezner said...

That's fantastic just 8 days out of Austin!

Crosstrain said...

Speed is fun. Feel free to enjoy it more often!