A buddy of mine here in Dallas recently qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the Marathon. He did so by running a 1:03:55 half marathon. His goal in the 26.2 is to run right at 2:15. I know a lot of people who have a goal of breaking 2:00 in a half marathon. So that gives you an idea of how fast these people are moving.
My fastest ever mile was in high school at 5:04, he was running faster than that for 13.1 If you want to know what goes through the head of someone running sub 5 minute miles in a half marathon, here’s the link to an interview he just did about that race.
I bump into Enoch on the roads, trails, and at races around town. He’s always very supportive of us non-elite runners. And we are supporters of him as well. So congrats to him for this accomplishment!
How bout you? What are your thoughts on running that kind of pace?