I just got back from my 11:30 a.m. run with my training partner, who told me at the end that I made her a bit jealous today. Why, do you ask? Because…
I RAN THE ENTIRE 3.1 MILES WITHOUT STOPPING!!
I’ve always thought, from the beginning of my “struggle”, that 80% of this was a mental block that I had about being able to run a certain distance. Yesterday, even though I took walk breaks, I saw that distance go by, knowing I had run most of it. I think that must’ve given me an extra boost because here I am ladies & gentleman, I’m back!!
I know now more than ever that as the weeks and months go by, I’ll be back to running more frequently and longer distances. I just needed to see myself do it 🙂 And so far, I have no pain (I used to get some knee pain last summer/fall).
I warmed up for 8:30 or 0.50 mile. Then, as you know, I ran 3.1, varying my speeds from 4.5-5.5 and at the end I “sprinted” at 6.0 again. Subtracting the first 8:30 and the last few that I cooled down, I calculated that I did the 5k (or 3.1 miles) in 38:30, or a 12:25/mile. Wow, check out that difference, just from yesterday!
I don’t know what my goal for Saturday is yet, other than to run the whole thing and finish it. I think under 40 minutes is a good ballpark, but I know that I naturally run faster outside than on the treadmill. A lot faster! So we’ll see…
Hope everyone is enjoying the day, the sunshine here is beautiful, I think Spring might be on its way soon, yippee!