Distance: 2.1 miles
Outdoor/Treadmill: Indoor Track
Hello 2.1 miles! I got you! Today’s run was AMAZZZING! I set my Nike+ App for distance instead of time to see how long it really takes me to get to 2 miles, since that’s where I was having trouble lately. If I was going to go further than ever before, I needed a totally flat surface and now worry about hills or inclines, so the indoor track it was.
I set my Ipod on and just went. Usually I let my mind get the best of me and about a mile in I lose focus, stop for a sec, check my hair or sneakers and think I need to walk when I knwo my body can handle so much more. So this time I blasted my music and just ran. I went around and around on that track. I didn’t count anything or worry about anyone which usually distracts me too. I was focused and centered and it felt amazing!
My next goal is to run the same distance but outside to see how much of a difference that makes. I know that it takes me about 28 minutes to run a little over 2 miles, averaging about 13-14min/mile. I may increase my duration because that’s my goal overall. If I want to run a 5k, it would take me about 40 minutes to complete at my current pace, which honestly is scaring the daylights out of me!
Thinking about a 40 minute non-stop workout is frightening. Doable, but scary.
So that was today’s run. I feel good but know I still have a road ahead of me. I am open to all and any advice!