Now that I’ve got my first 10K under my belt, I’ve decided that I’m going to start the training program over. This time my goal is to run for longer intervals, trying not to slow for walk breaks. Today is that starting point and the program called for a 1.5 mile tempo run. I’ve been getting up earlier than usual these last few weeks trying to take advantage of the early morning hours before I have to start work. I wanted to get my run in early as we have plans later this afternoon into the evening. I was afraid mother nature was going to put a wrench into things as they have been calling for heavy rain and thunderstorms, but I got up this morning and it wasn’t raining. After a quick check of the radar I knew I could get my run in without getting soaked…yay!
I set my app for 3 x .5 mile intervals so I could keep a check on my pace and my goal to run the entire distance. The first interval breezed by without any issues; near the end of the second interval my mind started telling me it would be ok to slow for a quick walk but I fought back the urge. At that point I knew I only had one more interval to go so I pushed through and I finished the 1.5 distance without any walk breaks…woohoo! And when I got back and checked my pace I was quite surprised to see I had improved there as well. All around, it’s a great start to my day 🙂