Running race 5:22  1.0 mi (5:22 / mi)
A track mile! Signed up last minute on Thurs for the inaugural Rose City Mile. One of the last mile races I've done was in front of the late Sir Roger Bannister (track @ Oxford was dedicated to him while I was there). This one had Alan Webb, American national record holder in the mile (3:46.91).
I was in the 2nd women's heat, having put down an expected time of 5:40. I quickly settled into 3rd off the start and stayed there for the first two laps. Then I passed on the curve the 2nd woman and on the back stretch the one who had been leading. I led the rest of the way, I think speeding up a tidge.
When I finished, turns out the woman in 2nd was only 4 months after giving birth! Super impressed with her. And Alan Webb's wife, Julia raced in the elite heat at 12 weeks pregnant finishing in 5:19. (Guess she made the Olympic trials but now won't go due to the pregnancy.)
Anyways, fun to do, think I had more speed in me, but hard to pace the first short effort I've done in awhile!!