miles = 4
weather = stunning, perfecto, moi bonito!!!!
posse = "C" and I with "L" meeting us for post-run stretching
The details -
HOLY COW that's unbelievably fast!!!!!!
And guess what? It didn't feel hard!!!!!! At all!!!!!! It felt pretty normal. Why oh why is this eliciting such a reaction from me? Until just a few months ago (seriously, like until July) - I ran 14:00 m/m every single mile - it was my one and only speed. I now am a WHOLE MINUTE per mile faster. WOW!!!!!! How did that happen? I guess those torturous runs in the 100* this summer + coming to terms with 4 days a week + some moderate speed work + the support from all you bloggies + my half mary class + my awesome training partners = HUGE IMPROVEMENT!!!!
Let me tell you - if I can continue to get faster I'm more likely to do it more. Why? All summer - a 4 mile run would have been at least 75-90 minutes (12 miles used to take 4 hours - that's a huge chunk out of your week when you do a long run, 2 medium runs and a short run) by the time we warm up and cool down and stretch. Today - our run was OVER in 51:40 AND IT DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I WAS GOING TO DIE. A few minutes of stretching and we were easily done in an hour (though . . . there was chatting involved - but it's all good - and fun and well deserved!). An hour - that's what 3 miles used to take us. BOOM BOOM POW!!!!! Wells L is in the running game and getting faster!!!!!
What was the moment when you felt like things were really finally coming together for your running?