I’m still following the Run For God 10K training program, I’m on week 2 and today was a short 1.5 mile run. The temperature was a cool 51 degrees this morning when I went out which felt a little chilly at the start but was fantastic at the end! My goal for today was to run the whole 1.5 distance without slowing to walk and I did it. I ran a short out & back route which was fairly flat but did have one hill that I usually walk up – but not today! I kept talking to myself the whole time, telling myself that I could do it. After I got up the hill my mind wanted to take a walk break as a reward but I fought back with more positive self talk…I guess it really works!
I had set my app again for 3 x .5 mile intervals to keep track of my pace and I can see that I clearly started off pretty fast (for me!) and slowed down as I continued. The last .5 included the hill so that explains the increase. I’m still happy overall and will continue with this game plan to run for longer intervals.