Last time I posted I told you how I made my goal of 2.5 miles in under 30 minutes for the second time. Since I made that twice I decided work toward my next goal which is 2.75 miles in under 30 minutes. I was inspired to bump up to the next goal while I was watching the Wando High School Cross Country team run at a meet last Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina. Wando collectively has one of the top group of runners in the state both varsity and junior varsity combined. This picture is my son coming into the final straight. He’s the one in the white shirt and maroon shorts. He and the boy next to him flat out sprinted like they were running a 200 meter dash down the final straight away but it was at the end of 3.1 miles! That is awesome to watch.
My daughter has her first cross country meet of the season with her team, the Mount Pleasant Track Club tomorrow. Her race is 1.8 miles and she can smoke me. It would be really nice to be able to jog with my kids so I need to step up my game.
Todays run was a 0.5 mile warm up, a 2.75 mile run and a 0.27 mile walk cool down. The 2.75 mile run took me 31:51. My mile splits were:
1st 1.00 mile: