Just a quick post to check in.
Friday was day 2 of my Run the Bluegrass Rookie 7 miler training. Just had 2 miles on the schedule. For the sake of honesty, I was supposed to do this Thursday evening but flaked on it. But I’ve made it up now, so it’s all good.
I ran on the treadmill before work, one of my least favorite things in the world to do. But I got it done. The treadmill is just so difficult for me. I know some people actually prefer to run on the treadmill than outdoors. But i find it really boring, and I always feel like it’s harder to keep a pace or something. I dunno. It’s just awkward for me and I usually end up quitting before even hitting the 2 mile mark, so this was pretty good for me.
Distance: 2.00 mi.
This morning was day 3 of my training. Another short 2 miler. There was a training run going on out at Keeneland (it’s where the race is held). Tons of runners were there, it was actually a little intimidating. There were folks tackling all sorts of distances from the full 13.1 course down to 7 and 4 mile loops. Since I only had 2 miles on my training schedule and I had lots of other stuff to get done today I just did an out-and-back 2 miles. I felt pretty silly turning around, several people that had started later than I had asked me if I was giving up once they saw me headed back the other direction. lol. I did a much better job of sticking to my plan of running 2 minutes and walking 1 minute. I won’t say i was perfect, but I stuck to it most of the time and even ran over 2 minutes a few times. It didn’t really increase my speed from yesterday’s treadmill run, but today was a little hilly while yesterday was treadmill with 0% incline.
|Avg Pace:||14:38 min/mi|
|Elevation Gain:||70 ft|
I feel like I pushed myself a bit more today than I often do. And I need to do that more. I WANT to get faster, not fast, just faster, I want to be able to actually run with other people, and until I can keep a reasonable pace, that’s just not going to happen.
Note to self: I REALLY need to start taking some pictures of my runs to post.