Earlier this week Nike hosted the second of their #NikeMilers time trials. The second, which seems like yesterday, was help 15 weeks ago. On that day my mile time was 7.57 and I was over the moon. I wanted to break the 8 minute mile time so badly. Then when they hosted the session again I wanted nothing more than to beat that time – I would have been happy with 7.56. Instead look at my time! I felt on top of the world.
‘Proof is in Pace’ is what greeted me when I walked into Mile End’s Track for Nike’s first ever Time Trail event. It was in huge letters on a banner and when I saw it I realised I may have underestimated this event. I expected it to be a normal run except that the run would only be a mile. But instead Nike treated it like a race with bibs with electronic chips in them, a DJ (the incredible Tana), and food tents. All this managed to terrify me and thrill me. It was exciting and scary and a huge amount of fun.