I was in NH again for the 2nd weekend in a row for a bachelorette party on Saturday. We went to Canobie Lake Park, which was a lot of fun and brought me straight back to my childhood.
Saturday night I spent with my family and it turned out to be a really great night and I even had one of my dad’s famous cheeseburgers. I miss my family!
I woke up later than I wanted to on Sunday, but I was freaking tired (and still am), but my sister and I eventually got to the track a little after 10am to do a 1 mile time trial. I wanted to see how fast I could run 1 mile and give it everything I had. it was extremely sunny and warm in the 70s, but I was still excited to push it and see what I had in me.
I ran a mile warm up on the paved track. This was my old track where I would suffer running a 12 minute mile in high school. It used to be a real rubber track, but for some reason it got paved over. Anyway, after my mile warm up, I pushed it as much as I possibly could and ran a somewhat disappointing 7:38 mile, then I proceeded to collapse on the grass before I ran another cool down mile.
It. Was. Hot.
Whatever, I know I’m out of shape and I can only go up from here, right? I’m excited to make progress and finally work on getting back into shape. I’m not going to wait a long time before I try again, I plan on doing another timed mile right before NYC Marathon training starts, so in about 3 weeks.
What’s your fastest mile? I managed a 6:59 2 years ago at the NYRR 5th Avenue Mile, the goal will be to beat that at this year’s race in September.