Thursday, February 22, 2007

9:45 Mile

I made another attempt at a 10 minute mile this morning. Instead of going out fast, which I should know by now not to do, I did a couple of warm up miles first. Here's how it went:
Mile 1 - 12:28
Mile 2 - 12:30
Mile 3 - 9:45
Average Pace - 11:34 minutes per mile
Total Workout - 34:44

I really had to hold back on the warm up miles and my legs were feeling heavy--I guess that I've gotten used to the faster pace I've been doing for these past few workouts. About halfway through the last mile I checked my heart rate, 178 bpm, and I was feeling like I wouldn't be able to make it to the end of the mile but my time was good so I kept pushing myself and was surprised that I did it well under 10 minutes.

Only one more goal, and that will be attempted March 4th.