Thursday, August 27, 2009

1 Mile Race

I recently posted that I would like to run a 1 mile race. What you should have read was that for the next race, I only want to put in a solid 6 minutes of work. Less if possible.

As you can see by my bar to the right, I do not have a mile PR. Why? I've never ran a mile! Well, I guess I've ran miles before. But never ONLY a mile - and never balls out as fast as I could.

I suppose that I could just go out to the track and run 4 laps. But, I'd need to recruit some people to cheer - and I would probably need my wife there, ready with 1/2 filled cups of water to splash on myself as I went wizzing by. Most importantly, I would need some sort of T-Shirt or medal that would say "I worked for 6 minutes and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt".

So, I stumbled (I had been drinking beer in the hotel) over to the Arizona Road Racers website and found what I thought to be a good race. Pat, who also lives in the area saw my post and happened to look up last year's race results. Here they are:

(Thanks to Ulyana for showing me how to do this!!)

So, like Pat said, I am SURE that I could give Kid #1 and Kid #2 a run for their lunch money.

Thank god he looked up the race results. I never would have thought of doing that. I would have paid the money and laid the smack down on some 7 year olds. Even if there was a fast 10 year old Kenyan there that day, I probably still would have thrown enough elbows to get an age group award.

10 comments:

Ulyana said...

When is it? And will you do it?

I know they have a 1 mile race here in Austin that's a big deal. Ppl who run a 5 min mile on a bad day show up. I missed it b/c I was in San Diego, I think, but next year I'd like to do it. I bet it's nothing like running on the track, must be much faster.

Google rocks, doesn't it?

RazZDoodle said...

I have that t-shirt, but it's for a different reason.

The Sean said...

Is there an indoor team in your area? I know it would be a little ways off but you could always jump into their races... you'd have some time to get some turn over that way too;)

Pat said...

I did the St. Patty's 1 mile earlier this year. I knew it would be full of kids and new runners. Ran an 8:10 mile and got beat out by a kid that ran 6 seconds faster. He was toying with me as he would turn around to see if I was catching up and then he would sprint ahead. It was actually a fun time and I chatted with him and his dad after the race. The bad news was there was no medal for second place.

Ted said...

I have a wonderful suggestion.. Read the book called "The Perfect Mile". You may be inspired and see if you can gunned it under 4 miles in a mile. Location: Return to your alma mater ISU track.

Kelly said...

You should do it! Those little kids need to be put in their place!

Julia said...

I've never done a mile race either. I feel like it's an intimidating race; it's quite long to go ALL out, and not long enough to "make up" time if you started off slow. But being able to finish a race in under 6min would be pretty neat!

Michelle said...

A 3 year old ran a mile??? That is freaking awesome!!!

You can beat the 3 year old for sure bro!

OhMyLaughter said...

I don't think I will ever grow up completely. Running with little kids sounds like a fun change of pace!

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