Apr 14, 2013

Training Day 7 - Evening Run

My weekend run got bumped around a little. Instead of the Saturday morning run it will likely be most weeks, it was a Sunday evening run. It worked pretty well, though I may need to start earlier until it gets lighter later, because the second mile was by the light of the street lamps.

And on a side note, yes, I am going to keep listing the training day number. Even if only because that way, in 9 months, 3 times a week minimum, that number will be pretty and and feel like an accomplishment all in of itself. Frankly, it will work as a reminder to me of how far I've come.

The Run

The evening run worked out well for me. The temperature was in the upper 60s, so a good one to run in. Since it got darker quicker than I expected, I only did one loop on the lake and ran up the parkway. It was a good change because it was a long slow grade upward, give a good workout on my legs. I set up a 30 / 30 run / walk interval. It worked great. The beginning even felt like the 30 seconds of running weren't long enough. Haha. In the end, I broke 15 minutes on my pace, coming in at 14:51 per mile on my 2 miles I ran. Getting under that makes me happy. I'm having some good early progress in my workouts.

The Stats

Time: 30:45 mins (workout), 40:28 (total)
Distance: 2.07 miles (workout), 2.58 miles (total)
Average Speed: 4.04 mph
Average Pace: 14:51 min / mile


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