I raced my first mile in an underground car park in the company of some of the top athletes in the world. How often is it that you get to say something as cool as that?!
Last week I headed down to Speakers Corner for the launch of Nike Milers, Nike’s new track running club taking place on Wednesday nights at Mile End Track. I used to love a bit of track running with Run Dem East and have been looking for a way to get back in to it, so I was quite excited to get back in to speed work. I know speed isn’t everything but I’ve lost a lot of pace in the last year or so and its getting me down, so it’s time to kick things up a gear and find my fast again.
The event was hosted by Nike legends Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe, who shared some of their wisdom with us. We also met some of Nike’s young athletes and watched them race a mile (they took it easy in 5:10 for the mile!) before taking part in our mile!
I ran 7:01 for the mile – if I’d have known how close I was to sub 6 I’d have tried to push a little more! Although it isn’t terrible I know I’m capable of running a mile a whole lot faster, so I’ll be looking to bring that time down a lot over the next few months.
You can sign up for Nike Milers over on the Nike events page. It’s free and open to all abilities! See you there?