WordPress has decided you don’t get to see a picture of tonight’s run.
I have decided that you can click on this link and see it.
Distance: 2.98 miles
Avg Speed: 12:00 min/mi
Mile 1 – 11:27 min/mi
Mile 2 – 12:33 min/mi
Mile 3 – 11:48 min/mi
Calories: 454 kcal
Maintaining a consistent pace was the goal. I achieved that.
Finishing the run without placing undue strain on Ye Olde Knee was important. I did that.
It’s a fairly hilly course, and with the exception of one very steep, short hill that followed one very long, gradual hill I ran the ascent of every hill and did my walk intervals on the flats. I ended up doing one more walk interval than I had intended because I developed a pretty hard stitch in my right lower back. I wasn’t paying attention to my breathing.
There are a million little things to think about when you’re training for a particular purpose in running and not just running.
My purpose is to finish a half-marathon in September. To do this I have to learn to hold a consistent pace. I have to learn to know when to push and when to slow down for a recovery walk.
My goal is to get to the point that I don’t need a recovery walk but every three miles. Right now I’m good for about a mile and a half unless I’ve pushed it too hard on a hill. Then it’s closer to the one mile mark.
But I’m getting there.
After all, this time last year – I couldn’t run five minutes without gasping and gagging. And probably not even that unless someone was chasing me!
Just look at me now!