A few years ago, I started running again and recently I’ve been pushing myself on both distance and speed. So some recent running data points:
1) Houston Half Marathon 2012, Jan 2012: this was painful, but I managed to eke out 10 minutes a mile– slightly slower than my Houston Half Marathon 2011 run, which was about 9:50.
2) Houston Rodeo Fun Run (10k), Feb 2012: personal record for the 10k at about 54:40 — about 8:50 pace!
3) Woodlands Half Marathon, March 2012: personal record for the half marathon at 2:02:03 — about 9:19 pace!
So I’m getting faster… Going to start doing weekly sprint workouts that will hopefully help me increase my pace even further.