My plan for running this week got messed up. I intended to run Monday evening but then dinner ended up being late because we were dealing with computer issues. Then I was up too late Monday night to get up early for a run Tuesday… I know, excuses, excuses!! This just reminds me that it’s better to get it done in the morning BEFORE there are any distractions or issues that could get in the way!
I managed to get myself on the treadmill Wednesday morning before work. I intended to run and also do some toning exercises, but I didn’t get downstairs in time for that. (Big surprise, right?) I still have a hard time stepping away from the computer when it’s time to workout! I did survive a whole 30 minutes of running on the treadmill, so that’s progress!
I ran at a speed of 5.0 (12 min/mile) for my first 12 minutes and then slowed to a speed of 4.5 (13.3 min/mile) for 8 minutes. After that, I bumped it back up to a speed of 5.0 for 9 minutes and really tried to focus on slowing my breathing and taking longer strides. I finished off with a 1 minute sprint at a speed of 6.0 (10 min/mile). I walked at a speed of 3.0 as usual. This gave me an average pace for the run of 12:15 minutes per mile.
My total distance actually running was 2.4 miles! I still feel like it is easier to run faster/further outside, but running outside means running without as much entertainment. 😉 I used to prefer running outside and hated the treadmill. As I have gotten more used to the treadmill, I’ve developed some weird hesitation about running outside by myself. I enjoy it once I get out there, but I seem to come up with plenty of excuses not to go…
What’s your next activity goal? How can you be more active today?
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