Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm Fast and This is Easy...

I went on a six miler over lunch today with Lisa and Justin... As is ritual (since I have the Garmin), I email out the stats for the run to both of them. Also... as is pretty normal, Lisa skipped out on the second three miles and went back to work. So, Justin and I continued on.

Justin and I have also been toying with a sub 9 minute mile month. I've never done that before and I'm fairly deep into the month and still keeping up. After the first three miles of our run, we were a little behind pace.

9:32
9:12
8:52

But, with the sub 9 minute goal in mind... Justin and I really cranked it up for the last 3 miles. And boy did we.... here are the splits for the last three miles.

8:30
7:48
7:32

I'd say that's considerably less than sub 9. In fact, even though it was a slow first 3, we still averaged 8:30's over 6 miles. Not too shabby...

Now for the explanation of the title of this post... Vanilla over at Half-Fast wrote a hilarious post a while back that I now consider classic ("That Wasn't Me You Saw Running") where he talks about how everything comes back to, "I'm fast and this is easy". Read the post, seriously... it's great. Anyhow, that's what I told Lisa when we got done with the final 3 miles. And, I kinda believe it at this point...

4 comments:

Andrew is getting fit said...

Those are some great times. ;) And that is a classic post. One of my favourites.

Vanilla said...

Great job on the run, and thanks for the link. I still think about that post all the time when I'm running.

Eric Gervase said...

Funny... a fellow runner friend pointed me to this post quite some time ago and it is the first post of yours that I ever read. He would always say, "I'm fast and this is easy". It's kinda just caught on. :)

Sara Cohen said...

That post was hillarious! I miss running right now (I'm pregnant and not allowed at this point) but after reading that post I miss it even more! Even females do this!