One Mile Home Run
Today I continued the Super Sunday Virtual Race Series with The 1K To Nowhere and One Mile Home Run.
From home I ran 1K to a random street corner. I stopped my watch, saved my 1K run and then tried to start my watch.
I hit the start button and got a beep. After a few attempts I thought I was going to have to guess how far a mile was.
It was in the mid 20’s and I was wearing shorts, so it got cold right away!
Much like a pilot trying to restart a flamed-out engine, I was determined to get my watch to start.
It seemed like five minutes before my watch beeped and the timer started. I could feel my sweat turning to ice water!
The 1K To Nowhere was in the books!
The Super Sunday Virtual Race Series consists of seven race distances:
1K, 1 mile, 5K, 5 Mile, 10K, 10 Mile and Half Marathon.
You can run these race anywhere and any time you want through March 17th.
Last Sunday I kicked off the series with the 5 Miler before the storm rolled in.
Running One Mile Home Run
The only time I run 1K or 1 mile is at a track.
Running from home I usually end up running a couple of miles.
No matter how fatigued or unmotivated I am, once I get out there I always feel like a 5K. Maybe more!
Running can be exhilarating.
The only exception is when I have an injury. I’ve gone out a few times and felt a twinge or even a cramp and had to cut it short. That’s been my year so far.
I have figured out how to run many distances from home accurately. The key is, from home.
Starting a one mile run from somewhere in the neighborhood makes it difficult to estimate how many streets I need to run up and down.
With only a mile to run it’s easy to run a street too far.
On any other day I’d be happy to run an extra half mile or more. All those kibbles and bits add up to lots of miles over the course of the year.
But when accuracy counts, it’s easy to fall short. Or long as the case might be!
When I hit one mile I knew I was a third of a mile from home. Normally I would stretch this out to 0.6 miles.
But, since my goal was one mile I decided to walk the last 1/3 mile home.
I walked at a good clip and I was surprised that I didn’t feel cold.
When I got to my house I took out my phone and tried to take a selfie.
With dark, fogged-up glasses, this was a challenge. But I managed.
So in one day I managed to run two, albeit, short races.
Not a major accomplishment but it was more miles than I ran in a week.
The Super Sunday 5 Miler 2020 was the last race I ran in 2020 before the pandemic. We had a great time and had no idea.
How is your winter running going?