I did my first timed mile run of 2013. I knew it wouldn't be pretty since I took 2 months off and I'm just starting back.
heart rate in the 190's
It really, really, REALLY hurt.
It was so hard to breathe and those extra 5 pounds were pretty obvious. I am super happy that my time didn't start with a 9, because I was really worried that it would. That's how "un"fast I felt.
But I did it and now I can plan on being a little bit faster in a couple weeks!