|On the road again -- hills and pavement and|
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about how this run today went -- I didn't even come *close* to running for all 25 minutes. Not even close. I'm not sure I even ran 10 minutes all at a stretch. On the other hand, I clearly didn't do too bad on the pace overall. I mean, 1.96 miles is my best distance and even beat the day when the distance was artificially boosted.
I certainly felt like I was running faster, except when I was going uphill and it felt like I was barely moving at all. My legs feel like I did when I was really pushing the pace (all the way up to 3.8 mph) a few days ago.
So I think it went well, though it's definitely a bit of a comeuppance to have gone from "25 minutes, Yay!" to "I'm dying!" But I'm dying with actual hills and roads and the whole deal. So okay.
I did pass a couple of runners while I was running and got the Secret Runner Society Smile. That made me feel pretty good. :D
Next run is scheduled for Wednesday. It's supposed to be raining, so I figure I'll be on the treadmill again. The plan is 25 minutes, no breaks. Goal for the run: Run 25 minutes, with no breaks. I want to try and start with 5 minutes of 3.5 mph and end with 5 minutes of 3.5 mph and stay above 3.1 mph the whole time. Stretch goal is to have a kick of speed up to 3.7 for the last minute (or two).