Do any of ya EVEN remember Sebastian Coe? Steve Ovett? Anyone? No? Ok, I digress. Looking at all my running accomplishments, all achieved in such a short period of time, I noticed I never attempted shorter distances. It got me thinking … I should try for a respectable 1500 meter/mile time. Today was officially my first full run ‘n gun at the mile distance. Funny, before I even challenged myself, I was envisioning a 6 minute mile. In retrospect … WHAT WAS I THINKING, lol?! I fool myself ’cause I feel like the proverbial invincible teenager, but I still have to keep reminding myself; not only am I a 50 year old dude, but I’m a 50 year old dude who just became a runner 3 1/2 months ago, lol!!
All things considered, 6:39 ain’t shabby … I’ll take it. AND, I know I’ll be able to whittle it down (realistically) to 6:25 … 6:20 on a good day, and hopefully soon. Stay tuned!
August 28, 2013 at 10:28 am
Yes. I’m old enough (LOL) to know who Messrs Ovett & Coe are and I applaud your “proverbial invincible teenager” attitiude. It is the only way to be. Only 1073 days for the start of Rio Olympics 🙂
August 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm
Well, I knew there were a few of us out there, lol. Damn, those were the days, eh? They don’t make rivalries like that anymore. Shame too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Rio 2016? I’ll be on the beach; Copacabana … Ipanema, lol! 😎