If you follow my blog you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t posted since May 4th; that’s the last time I ran…Ugh! I had to travel again for business and as usual my ‘best intentions’ didn’t get me anywhere. I told myself I would run twice while I was away and it just didn’t happen. And then when I got home I ‘blew off’ my next two scheduled run days…Ugh again! So you might think I would just throw in the towel all together – Nope! Luckily I started reading a book last week “The 12 Week Year” by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington. This book makes so much sense and it gave me just the kick in the pants I needed to get back to running.
My first day back was Thurs, May 15 and of course it was raining buckets that morning. Instead of just saying forget it I got in the car, went to Anytime Fitness and jumped on the treadmill for 2 miles. Nothing major as far as distance but I was happy to know that I could still cover that distance with only one walk break (small victory, yay!)
Picking back up with the 10K training program, today called for 4 miles. I reconnected with two ladies from the RFG group and we agreed to meet up this morning for a run. I am SO much better when I run with others…I don’t stop nearly as much and I run faster – unfortunately I pay for that later in the run 😦
I started off pretty strong for the first two miles, keeping pace with Kitty. I didn’t slow to walk until I heard my app announce 2 miles, we walked for a little bit and then picked up the pace again. I could tell I was losing a little bit of steam and I had to slow for another walk before mile 3 was complete. At the beginning of mile 4 was a pretty significant hill so we walked it. As you can see by the pace in mile 4, I took a few more walk breaks. Overall, my average pace was right where I want it to be – I just need to be more consistent from beginning to end.