It’s Marathon Monday and I’m so excited to share that I PR-ed my mile time! It was only by a few seconds, but it counts!
Mile Run Times
- First ever mile time: 12:32 on 1/22/12
- 2013 best mile time: 11:42
- 2014 best mile time: 12:18
- 2015 best mile time: 14:06
- 2016 best mile time: 15:30–marathon training, all runs were slow!
- 2017 best mile time: 10:05!!
As you can see, I didn’t really work on pace for the majority of my running career — I worked on adding distance. Turns out, for me to add distance meant slowing way down.
Now I do much more crossfit — which requires shorter runs done at a high level of intensity. I credit this with my improved mile time!
Hubby shaved a few seconds of his mile time also — he was not as happy or as proud, since he wanted to shave minutes off his time, but I was still really encouraged by his progress!
My new goal is to get a 9 minute mile. I know it’ll take a while to work on so I have several baby steps to get me there: 15 second increments!
First I want to run a mile in under 10 mins… then under 9:45… then under 9:30… then under 9:15… then under 9 mins.
I’m all about small steps, so I’ll take any time off the 10:05 as a win!