If you wanna run fast, you've gotta run fast...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

To race, or not...

So as I'm chatting with fellow Gear West athletes earlier today at out team 'party', and I find out that there is a mile race on the track this Wednesday night...a last chance meet open to all.
As many of you know, I am still rolling with my sub 5:00 streak, having run sub-5:00 for the mile for the past 32 years...2012 could be 33.  In the spring of 1980, as a Junior in HS, I ran 4:54...and I've never looked back.  Some years it's been close, 4:58 in 1999 off no training, and a handful of sub 4:25 races in the summer/fall of 1991.
So here we are, 2012.  I'm 49 years old, in pretty solid shape...but mile shape?  I do limited/no speedwork anymore, relying on strength/tempo/steady state runs to make my money...but how does that translate to a mile?  Shit, maybe I should just find out. 
If I race, I won't alter the 'plan', running on slightly tuckered legs...but throw on some spikes, a cool evening at Wayzata high School with a fast field, and anything can happen :)


New kit...

Does yellow make me look chubby?  ...and why does my head look so big?