Today was my second track workout. I think it went well.
I realize now I need a new goal. For the longest time, ever since I started running really, I've dreamed of the 10 minute mile. I've been flirting with it for a while now, not really wanting to acknowledge my 5K times.
Then came running in the heat and on hills. This brought a drop in pace which re-enforced my notion that I wasn't a 10 minute mile person.
Well I was wrong. I'm not saying I can hold a 10 min/mile over a half marathon, but I'm definitely closer to a 9 minute mile (fastest track mile was 9:31ish) than I thought.
So I have to pick a new goal now. Will I go with the obvious 9 min/mile? Or think ahead to an 8:30 min/mile.
If you know me at all, the answer jumps out at you. The 8:30 of course. Why do anything the easy way?