Things are really starting to turn around in this running world of mine. Yesterday I set out on an easy run, or a hard one, depending on how my legs felt.
After my naked 3 miles on Wednesday night I was ready to strap on the Garmin again and see what my pace really was. My legs felt pretty tight when I first started but when I saw my first mile was an 8:40 something I thought “hmm I should probably try to make this a faster run.”
I decided once I got to the Lakefront path to do a fartlek of sorts. I ran 1 min hard, 1 min easy, 2 min hard, 2 min easy, 3 min hard, 3 min easy and then back down with another 3, 2, 1 hard followed by easy minutes. I don’t know my exact splits but Mile 2 was around 8:30, Mile 3 around 8:50 and Mile 4 around 9:00. I was so tired and ready to be done by the end of this so I took the last easy mile home quite easy in a 9:52.
Total: 5 miles 44:57
I am really happy with this run for another reason..I DIDN”T STOP! Ever since I started running after my half marathon I feel like I have taken at least one walking break in every run. Normally I still leave my watch running so at least I know that was contributing to my slower (for me) pace but yesterday I was determined to not stop running at all. I only got stopped at one light which is a miracle as well and it was during my cool down.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love my walking breaks. If I didn’t care about trying to run hard then I would be a perfectly happy run/walker my whole life. I am however signed up for a 10k on Saturday *yikes that’s TOMORROW* so I needed a confidence boosting run. I feel much better about being able to run the whole 6.2 tomorrow without stopping.
I know I’ve mentioned it before but I got new shoes last week. I am currently on my third pair of Asics GT-2150′s. They were hard to find because the 2160′s are out now but I did manage to find them for pretty cheap so I was excited. Hopefully I can keep them front getting trashed like my last ones.
Have you ever bought multiple pairs of the same shoe?
Anyone else running a race this weekend?
Day 21: 45 min run