I am so proud to admit that I ran 5 miles this morning in just under 45 minutes. That translates to a 9 minute mile....For me that is an ALL TIME personal best. I actually got excited I did it that fast (fast for me and a turtle).
Now, for all you "professional" runners out let me explain....I have never gone out for a run just to run until recently (last two-ish years). And I have never run in any races until last Thanksgiving when I ran my first Turkey Trot-Trevor ran it with me (well, he left me in the dust) and it was a blast.
Now I am signed up to run in the Marathon Relay in May and then I am part of a twelve-man (or woman-not really into PC stuff) team that will run from Northern Utah down south about 188 miles in June. My three legs of the course go something like this (estimates)-
Leg 1 7ish miles...Hard
Leg 2 8.5ish miles...VERY HARD
Leg 3 5ish miles...Easy
WHAT AM I THINKING??? I'm not. But that's okay-I am enjoying the ability to run a 5K with no troubles at all and I really like to admit that I just ran 5 miles in under 45 minutes.