Brulog

Words of occasional wisdom from Bruce Oakley

A bit of magic

Posted by boakley59 on June 25, 2011

Magic Mile results: April 12, 2012 | March 22, 2012 | May 3, 2011 | April 12, 2011 | March 15, 2011

A few of the gang took to the Batesville High Track for a “Magic Mile” June 25. I’ve got times for each lap, the mile (1600 meter) total, and each runner’s most recent Magic Mile from the Women Run Arkansas series.

Congratulations to all of you, because as you’ll notice, every time is faster than your previous. For what it’s worth, the heat makes it harder to go faster, too, so your gain is probably better than the numbers suggest. You’re all running easier and faster under harder conditions!

Catina is nearly two minutes faster than she was 7 1/2 weeks ago! Notice Catina’s lap times, too: They’re very closely bunched. Her average lap is 2:21, but her fastest is 2:16 and her slowest is 2:27. The biggest swing from average is just a bit more than 4 percent. (Marilyn is also well-paced at 2:55 average with a biggest swing of nine seconds, a bit more than 5 percent.) That’s the key to fast races: You find a speed that you can maintain with some effort, but without too much strain. Ease off the gas for better mileage!

BEEP!

MAGIC MILE, BHS TRACK, 6/25/2011
RUNNER LAP 1 LAP 2 LAP 3 LAP 4 LAP AVG MILE RECENT
Kandi 1:45 1:59 2:04 1:53 1:55 7:41
Catina 2:16 2:22 2:27 2:20 2:21 9:25 11:18 (May 3)
Suzy 2:21 2:44 2:58 2:29 2:38 10:32 10:36 (May 3)
Cody 2:32 2:07 3:07 2:52 2:40 10:38
Marilyn 2:46 2:51 3:01 3:00 2:55 11:38 13:05 (March 15)
Phyllis 2:49 3:00 3:05 3:09 3:01 12:03 12:26 (May 3)

 
Proud of you all, and special cheers for Cody, for pushing through when it’s not any fun yet.

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2 Responses to “A bit of magic”

  1. Marilyn said

    Thank you for all your help!

  2. boakley59 said

    Happy to do it! We’ve got a good bunch.

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