So I stepped on the treadmill with the sole intent of breaking the 24:00 barrier for 3.1 miles last night. Felt great for the first two miles but struggled with the pace for the last mile, especially last half mile. But at the end of 3.1 miles the timer read 23:27!! So this goal is half completed.
I still want to run an actual outdoor race in under 24 minutes which will take some more training. The treadmill is easier to maintain your pace since if you slow down, you fall off. That's a bad thing! During a race you can slow down whenever you start to feel tired.
My new goal on the treadmill is to get to around 22:30 and then I should be ready for a race. I'm going to start looking at the local races for this Fall and pick out a couple.