Mile 1: 10:30 (warm-up)
Mile 2: 9:03
Mile 4: 9:13
Mile 5: 9:15 (.4 uphill so pretty pleased with that though did almost die at top of long, gradual hill)
Mile 6: 10:22 (cool-down)
Now if you look at mile 4 you notice it is a little slower than the other two in the 9s. Now I will admit I was getting tired at that point, but I really think the Olympian sighting is what slowed me down.
Yep I am about 99% sure I saw Bernard Lagat on the river trail.
I saw him running and his coach (Coach Li?) on a bike from a distance and thought that person looks professional. You know, tall, willowy, muscles for days, ready to burst into 4 minute miles at a moments notice. As I got closer I was racking my brain for professional runners in the area that I read about and yep just watched this guy run the Bowerman mile on TV at the Prefontaine Classic. SO freakin cool. So I slowed as I realized I was in the presence of greatness to stare like an idiot. And then they both nodded and said good morning. Bout peed myself. But did manage to say good morning back. Then had to make the decision to be a weird creepy stalker and turn around to watch him run off or to keep going. I decided to not be creeper and keep going with my workout. So glad the track is all torn up so I ended up on the river trail.
So freakin cool. Needless to say I plan on watching the 5,000 during the Olympics and have fingers crossed for him. Awesome morning,
6 miles in 57minutes. Zumba tonight.