Missing my running buddies

It’s been a little difficult over the holiday to get connected with all my running buddies; either they’ve got something going on or they’re out of town. Today was no different, K & L are both out of town so I connected with S late yesterday to plan a run for today – thank goodness she agreed!

We met up at the local church at 9:30am, the temps were in the mid 40’s with plenty of sunshine and since we planned to put in 5 miles I knew it would be in the 50’s by the time we finished. I had my Garmin and the C25K app working today however I forgot to start my Garmin until a few minutes into the run (lol, one of these days I’ll get it right!). I set the C25K app for 5:30/1:00 run/walk with the hopes of increasing my pace during the run sections to improve my overall pace.

It was still a bit nippy as we started out because the route we chose was on the shady side of the street so we crossed over to run in the sun; within the first mile I had to take off my gloves. Miles 2, 3 and 4 were pretty uneventful and seemed to pass pretty quickly. During the last mile it was getting pretty warm; I had on a black running jacket with black leggings and I toyed with the idea of taking off the jacket but I was pretty sweaty and feared I would get too cold. I opted for unzipping it and just letting it fly open as I ran (ha, that makes it sound like I was running really fast – NOT!).

The last 1/2 mile included a pretty steep incline which I was afraid was going to ruin my pace so I deliberately started swinging my arms pretty swiftly and it really seemed to help. I stopped the app at 5 miles and was happy to see that my overall pace improved from my last few runs!!

12.27.14 pt2


One thought on “Missing my running buddies

  1. Great stuff! Well done for improving your pace, especially with that hill – I always forget about the arms, but it does help. Hope you’re running buddies are back with you again soon. 🙂


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