…138 Days Until Race Day
Say hi to Sophia, please.
Sophia is another Snowdrop Honor Team Warrior who has already beaten cancer in her young life.
Diagnosed with Leukemia at age 11, Sophia underwent 2+ years of treatment and, at age 13, as of February of this year, is now in remission.
Today’s run was a scheduled 6 mile progressive run (each mile faster than the previous) with a 1-2 mile cool down. The mile splits were to be run at 9:30, 9:15, 9:00, 8:45, 8:30 and sub 8:30 as fast as I had left in me.
Well, as with cancer treatments, everything doesn’t always go as scripted. And because my math skills -S-U-C-K, I had to work a bit harder than I was supposed to.
My splits, along with my mental commentary, were run at 9:27, 8:54 (oh crap, now you’ve really messed up), 8:36 (that wasn’t hard at all), 8:16 (still pretty comfy, oh yeah, duh, that’s because you’re running with a tailwind, dummy), 7:49 (wow, that really didn’t feel awful either, can you run a sub 7:00 mile next), 7:17 (nope, but, that’s the fastest 6th mile you’ve done in 8 or 9 YEARS!) Cool down mile at 8:31 then the final .40 was 8:48.
Who will you meet tomorrow?