Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fastest three miles to date??

I don't know if I set a PR for three miles today, but if I didn't, I came mighty close.

I headed to the school track for my run, as I was already in town doing my bio lab for the week. I am not 100 percent well yet, but the legs were aching to run and I felt well enough to attempt it.

The first mile was pretty good. Around 1.25 miles, another runner hit the track and was running in front of me. She was quite a bit younger than myself and looked more like a "runner," but I digress. She was running 9-minute miles, according to my Garmin. How do I know? Because I kept up with her for 3/4 of a mile. Yes, I couldn't believe it myself. Had she run the whole second mile with me, I would have recorded my fastest mile ever (9 minutes). I still finished Mile 2 well under 10 minutes, which was awesome.

I told myself earlier that I was only going to do two miles and be done today, but when I looked at my Garmin after and realized I ran two miles in 20:05 (second fastest time ever), I decided that 20 minutes was not long enough for my workout. So I added another mile on for good measure. It was about a minute slower than the second mile, but I didn't care. I was just glad to be able to run and not feel like I was going to die.

Switching gears for a second: I just found out what my grade is for the third biology test I took last week. Out of 100 points, I earned 100! Again! I can't believe it! And I got 49 points out of 50 on my project rough draft! The average score for the class on that was 38.9 points. Woo hoo!!!! Out of a possible 590 points in the class to date, I have 614.5. This is not a typo! I have 24.5 more points than are even possible at this point! (Remember that extra credit?) Barring some awful unforeseeable disaster, it looks like I will easily earn the A that I was seeking in this class, since we only have about three weeks left. Woo hoo!!!! *happy dance*

Today's stats:
Run (track):
Distance: three miles
Time: 30:49 (might be a PR; I will check later)
Pace: 10:16 minute/mile
Note: My second mile was 9:45. Boo yeah!


David said...

Wow, great job on the run and in the class! I'll bet some of the bottom scorers are flipping you the bird, since you keep killing the curve for them. I guess they need to want it more, huh?

(now go get well, dangit!)

Mendy said...

Way to go!!!! That has got to be exhilarating!! You should be so proud.

3 miles on the track - wow, I envy you. Seriously, the only time I can get on the track is to do short speedwork, not anything over a mile. That's also great that you decided 20 min wasn't enough to call a workout. I'm the exact same way - I have to have 30 min of working out to really call it one for me. Even though, I know 20 min working out is better than 20 min sitting on the couch. It's physiological, I suppose.

Killer average in that class! You definitely have rocked it!

Wes said...

Congrats on the great test scores, and you continue to ROCK your runs! Perseverance and hard work continues to pay off for you. Sounds like a fortune cookie :-)

J~mom said...

WOOHOO!!!! Nice job on the run speedy!!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Smarty and Speedy. Life is good. :D

Mary Gee said...

Way to go! That is great.

Laurel said...

Woo-hoo!!! Great job on the run AND the Bio Test!