I can’t believe it. It is like the impossible is happening before my eyes. Last Sunday I ran a time trial for the half-marathon. I finished it in 1:32 which comes out to be a 7:02 per mile pace. This just astonished me since when I started running I just hoped to be able to run a 7 minute mile “someday”!!!! I also learned that one can keep going at a fast pace even though you are breathing hard. It had nothing to do with the ability to keep going and for a hard effort on things like a time trial or a PR attempt, I guess that this is the way it is.
Another amazing running victory is the 1 mile time trial that I did yesterday. I did not run on Wednesday like I normally do because I was completely mentally exhausted and totally fatigued due to some auditing that was going on at my work. Be scrutinized for 12 hours a day is tiring. Anyway, since I did not do my hill sessions on Wednesday I decided to add some quality running in with my easy 6 miler yesterday. That quality was a mile time trial. My last time trial for the mile was 6:13. Yesterday I ran a 5:41 mile. This is amazing to my feable little running mind. I did what I thought I would never ever be able to do.