I set my watch to beep at me if I went slower than 8:15 and it was beeping the whole time. I think I can get under 8 under better conditions and with a better warm up, but I'm thrilled with this time. I have to admit, I was petrified of running a magic mile this morning because if it was slower than my previous one of 8:25 it would shake my confidence for my upcoming 5K, but this was just what I needed to help get me pumped.
This MM predicts a 27 min 5K on an all out effort under perfect race conditions, so sub-30 should be no problem. It will probably be warm, and crowded, but I'm going to give it my all and see where the chips fall. I'm excited!
Previous Magic Miles:
- 3.31.2012 - 8:10 (-0:15)
- 5.16.2011 - 8:25 (-0:39)
- 5.10.2010 - 9:04 (-0:11)
- 9.13.2009 - 9:15 (-1:02)
- 9.26.2008 - 10:17
New Race Predictions:
Per the Galloway predictor formula; assumes proper training and optimal race conditions (60º or cooler, no crowds, hills, etc)
- 5K Race Pace - 8:43 - 27:01
- 10K Race Pace - 9:23 - 58:13
- Half Marathon Race Pace - 9:48 - 2:08:22
- Marathon Race Pace - 10:37 - 4:38:09