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Miracle Mile

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Jeff Galloway's method of training to run involves the "Miracle Mile," a one mile time test that tells the Program Director which pace group each participant should be assigned. It also gives the participant a goal time for each distance.

Today I ran the Miracle Mile in 8 minutes and 50 seconds. I'm pleased with that! Last year I didn't do as well in the miracle mile, 9 minutes and 47 seconds, partly because of recovery from an injury.

Galloway's pace calculator tells me that I'm running my 5Ks and 10Ks very close to my predicted times. It predicted a 29:09 5K time and in my last 5K I achieved a 29:03 chip time. It predicted 1 hour and 3 minutes for a 10K. Last April I ran 1:01 and last December I ran 1:03. However, it predicted a 2:18 half marathon time. At this point my personal reccord is 2:26, although that race was a little hotter than ideal and had lots of hills. I have the same hilly half marathon scheduled for November and the flatter Orlando UC (Utilities Commission) Half Marathon scheduled for December. It will take ideal weather, dedicated training, avoiding viruses and injuries, but I know I can improve my performance. That's a realistic goal to work for!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AQUAGIRL08 7/13/2014 12:30PM

    Awesome! You are doing a great job, Marsha!

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MSLZZY 7/13/2014 8:26AM


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_LINDA 7/13/2014 1:06AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon time!!
Here is to ideal conditions to show them what you are made of!!!
You got this!

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MEXGAL1 7/12/2014 7:20PM

    Wow, you really are a runner and athlete. It's wonderful to hear how you get into this and work on improving and such. Just totally awesome to read about you and what you have accomplished with this.

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HARROWJET 7/12/2014 6:25PM

    We need out goals, don't we?

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KARLA1842 7/12/2014 6:24PM

    Wow, thank you for sharing! This really helps me a lot. :-) emoticon

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GABY1948 7/12/2014 5:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FOCUSONME57 7/12/2014 5:21PM

    You are so inspirational! Congrats on your success!

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SANDICANE 7/12/2014 3:50PM

    That 1/2 marathon sounds like a great goal! You go girl!

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DONNABRIGHT 7/12/2014 3:30PM


You should be very proud of yourself!

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WATERMELLEN 7/12/2014 3:29PM

    Very cool!!! A miracle is what you are absolutely!!

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FROSTY99 7/12/2014 3:23PM


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NATPLUMMER 7/12/2014 3:03PM

    Nice Magic Mile!

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GLORIAMAJDI 7/12/2014 2:58PM

    You can do it for sure!

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FRAN0426 7/12/2014 2:53PM

    I believe you can make that time with the cooler weather and ideal conditions. You are in inspiration to so many, some of us not even runners like me. All the best for training and staying healthy for the up-coming races.

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/12/2014 2:25PM

    I believe you can totally do a 2:18 half! Heck, even *I* did a 2:19 and change a year ago. And I know you're in better shape than I was when I put in that performance.

Yep. You can do this. Train smart, and I can't wait to see what you pull off! emoticon emoticon

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