We had more great weather yesterday morning for the 6 mile run prescribed by the HM training program. I met up with one of my running buddies, K, because L was not feeling well. We decided to run through my neighborhood so I mapped out a 6 mile out and back route. We met up at 8am and were on the road shortly thereafter – I didn’t forget my Garmin today! The program called for the same running pattern as last week, run 4 mins/walk 2 mins.
I’m not sure if it was the cooler weather or the route or that I may be building up some endurance but I felt really good through the majority of the run. On the last two run intervals I had to dig a little deeper to complete them but my average pace stayed in the 12 range so I’m really happy – AND the fact that my overall pace was 12:32 is a huge improvement! Woohoo!
I really like this run/walk training program, it’s giving me the confidence to keep going through the workout. I used to run for as long as I could until I got tired and then I would alternate run/walk but that mentality was not improving my over all time…hmmm, there must be something to this!!
Next week the program changes to 5/1 intervals…wish me luck!