Mile “time trial” (sort of)

Well, I decided to see how fast I could run a mile….sort of.

I warmed up with 2 treadmill miles (first .25 miles at 5.3 mph and increased by .1 every .25)

Track (mostly empty): 1:58, 1:53, 1:49, 1:50 (3:52, 3:40) for 7:32. It was enough to hurt, but it wasn’t quite “mile pain”. After all, my start was too slow.

This is about a 6:59 1500 meters (“ran” a 7:08 back in June, 2012). I ran the main street mile (100 foot drop) in 7:18 (2012) and this was probably a better performance as it was on a flat surface and solo.

This grades to about a 6:27 “young person’s mile” which isn’t so hot.

Then I walked .5 miles, got on the treadmill and ran 3 more in 31:40, walked 2.3 more and then walked for 1.2 (hills) on another treadmill to finish the 10.


Oh well…not great but my fastest mile in close to 2 years. I can say that I felt it in the lungs and my legs started to get heavy. But my first lap was by far the slowest.

I should probably do this once a week.

March 8, 2014 - Posted by | running, time trial/ race, walking |

1 Comment »

  1. […] Saturdays ago (9 days) I timed myself for the mile: 1:58, 1:53, 1:49, 1:50 (3:52, 3:40) for […]

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