Totals: 7+ miles with 4:53 mile at TT.
Monday, September 7, 2009
North Shore Mile
I had an invite from my buddy EK to join him for a "time trial" mile. We initially set out to run at the UMD track, but upon arrival the woman's soccer team was setting up for practice and that just wasn't going to work for us. On to plan B, which was to run on the marathon course between miles 18 and 17. After a decent warm up and a few strides we set off in the mid 70'sF afternoon temps for what would be an attempted 5:00 minute mile or slightly under. We were getting quarter mile updates via GPS and the spilts unfolded as follows: out in 76, 74, 72, and closed in 70 seconds for a mile of 4:53. Very good for the both of us and once we completed our warm down we hit Lake Superior for a cool bath. Overall a very positive way to start a new week, and a very positive way for EK to be heading into his race.