2009-03-17 - Speedy Miles

~5 miles @ ~8.7 min/mi

"On your left!" I warn a lady jogger as I pass her. A 10k MCRRC race is coming up on Saturday, and I'm wondering how fast I can attempt to run it. So I eat a light lunch and in early afternoon trot out to the hilly path near the office. My first mile is a too-brisk 7:46, but the next three according to the unverified markers are a more sustainable 8:22, 8:28, and 8:16. The woman I swung by in my first lap is now reclining on a bench by the trail. "Are you OK?" I ask. She says she's just resting.

^z - 2009-03-23