I ran 5:41 tonight. My 1st reaction was man, 1 second slower than the last time I raced a mile! That was a road mile in May ’08. My 2nd reaction was WOW, I can’t believe I just ran a 5:41!!!
I was hoping we’d run with the guys, but there were enough people that they split it. I was the oldest girl by probably 16 years. I ran alone the entire race. I hit my 1st lap in 1:19. Keep it respectible I thought – back off a bit – don’t want to do the last lap on my hands and knees. Hit the 800 in 2:45 (1:26 for that lap). Wow, I can do this. Hold strong on lap 3. 4:15 (1:29). I spent 100 meters trying to do math in my head of what that lap needed to be, but the brain wasn’t being agreeable. Just hang on! Last lap was 1:25. A 12 year old finished 2nd in 6:41.
I was pumped. Can’t wait for next Wednesday!