Today, I pushed myself to run a full mile again. It worked. I did it in around 10 minutes and 32 seconds. My average was a bit above my 5.6, so that’s another good thing. I can’t wait to run a 10 minute mile comfortably. I might increase my time from now on to 11 minutes, just so I can get my mile in.
My app updated today, and I’m getting a new screen. I do miss the old screen, but I guess I’ll have to get used to this one for now. How technology keeps changing when we don’t really need it to. Anyway, about my run…
I ended up running a whole mile in 10 minutes and almost 40 seconds. That’s not too bad considering that about 2 months ago, I was barely running 5 minutes on a treadmill. I’m impressing myself.
I had skipped two days with it being the weekend and all, so I thought today I would continue with my 10 minute runs. It’s getting much much better. I’m getting more comfortable running outside for a full 10 minutes. I might even increase by a few seconds soon.
I think I outdid myself today. I ran almost a mile, with an average speed of 5.9 mph. Not bad. Almost a 10 minute mile. I suppose I pushed myself a bit.
Even though I skipped 2 days of running, I think I actually did better today. I ran a 5.6 mph pace, and sprinted a little in the last 30 seconds. It was a good run.
I didn’t run tonight, but I did walk a lot. My friend came down from LA and we just walked and talked. My 7 year old joined us for the first couple of laps. He was very polite. He raised his hand to ask us if he “can stop home this lap.” Adorable!
No running today.
I ran my 10 minutes today. I broke a new record for pacing myself outside. I did an average of 5.8 mph. That’s what I used to run max on a treadmill. This is going great. I’m actually enjoying running and not feeling like it’s a chore. All I tell myself is that this helps my heart. That’s it.
No running tonight. 🙁
Today, I was able to run my 5 miles. It wasn’t at the 5.8 mph pace like two days ago, but it was a nice steady pace; especially for someone that has a cold. Having a cold stinks, but the run actually helps me breathe a bit better. So, no fever, just a sore throat.