Today was the 5th Ave Mile. Its a 1 Mile dash down 5th Ave from 80th-60th. Original forecast was for a rainy morning, fortunately no rain was to be seen! My pace last Saturday at the 4 mile run was a new best of 12:00 miles, so for this 1 Mile dash my goal was 10:00 or better.
My heat, males 30-34 started at 10:15.
I started out as fast as I could, which probably wasnt so smart considering I was sick with a head cold, I started to feel dizzy about 1/4 mile in so I slowed it down a lil bit.
There were clocks at each 1/4 mile and I saw I was on pace for a 10:00 after the first couple. I slowed down at the 1/2 mile marker for just about a couple seconds. After that I felt a second wind and just gave it my all the rest of the mile.
As I came into the finish chute and to the finish line, i saw 10:00 and thought it would be close. I checked my GPS watch and it said 10:00 on the dot.
Official result ----- 9:53!!!!! Wooohooo!!!!
Less than a year running, never did I think it possible to run a mile in under 10 minutes! I am truly happy with the result!
2 Weeks to go till my big race, the Staten Island Half Marathon!