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!!!