|Heather is on the left, I am in the blue top|
|So many fast GVH girls!|
|Couple of strides away from the finish|
I texted Sarah, and she was pleased with how it went. She also added, "The mile is a race that feels less crazy the more you do it." And that's true - it did just feel crazy. So, maybe some summer I will do a few mile races and get more experience in it.
|At home with my new medal. Wrists are glowing|
from the safety bracelets I wore on my cooldown
once it got dark. They almost look like
Wonder Woman bracelets - maybe that's
this year's Halloween costume?
This spring, I was fortunate enough to crack through 2 mythical running barriers: sub 20 in the 5k and sub 6 in the mile. I am sure that to a degree, the two go hand in hand, if you can break one, you can break the other, but it was still very cool to have both happen in the same season. I was really pleased with how this racing season went - I was able to PR in the mile, 5k, and 10k. A lot of that has to do with Sarah's coaching and scheduling. She put together 5 good months of training for me, and knew how to schedule races and workouts in a way that led to some strong performances!
But the McMullen Mile meant an official end to my spring racing season. I have been on a formal training schedule since January 9th. I am going off of a schedule for the next month or so. Sarah told me to take a few days off from running, and then just run when I want to. I will be doing another race (Airport 5k in Rochester) in a couple of weeks, but won't be doing any focused training for it.
Mile training was a good experience for me. The workouts were very hard and require a different type of skill/focus than the longer stuff. I'm looking forward to giving it a go again down the road, but also looking forward to running for fun right now!