Seriously people, I just ran the fastest 2 miles of my life!
Mile 1 was the fastest single mile I had ever run, until I ran mile 2 even faster. It must have been the deep dish pizza I ate last night!
The whole truth is that I was on a treadmill, and I know it's not the same as running outside, but I am still stoked about this.
I had no grand plans of making this the day I would push myself beyond what I normally do; it just happened. I had 15 minutes before my total body workout class, so I hopped on the treadmill to get in a quick mile. I ran a quarter of a mile at 6.0 mph, and 30 seconds into that warm up, it hit me. I was going to run fast today. I wanted to go fast right away, but forced myself to finish the warm up. I intended to increase the speed to an 8:00 pace, but I acidentally increased the speed to 7.6 mph (7:54 pace) and decided to stick with it. After a mile here, I felt awesome and proud, so I kept going. Half a mile later, I was feeling the stitch in my side and labored breathing, and call me crazy, but I actually liked it - I was working hard for that stitch! I increased my speed again to 8.0 mph (7:30 pace) and knocked out another half mile. I was late for my class, so I stopped there, but I am still considering this one of my best running days ever.
Mile 1: 7:54 minutes
Mile 2: 7:42 minutes
It is shocking to see those numbers written down. I think 7 is my favorite number today! Woot woot!
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