Monday afternoon, I officially registered for my first 10k! Its in a week and a half, so I have some serious training to do! I know I can physically do the mileage,(6.2 miles) however; I don't think I will be able to do it under an hour. Therefore, my 10k goal is just to finish, and not worry about time. I said in my earlier post that being a fast runner is not my goal right now, and that is still 100% true. However, I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talk about thier 27 minute runs, I often wonder if I will ever be that fast.
Monday afternoon, I ran at the gym on the treadmill. There are pros and cons to the treadmill. I love that I can increase the speed, set hills to appear on my run, and run in an air conditioned environment. However, running outdoors is a totally different beast. I find myself running at a slower pace outside than inside. Yet since pretty much every race is held outdoor, I try to run outside too, weather permitting.
So monday I ran 4 miles on the treadmill, in about 47 minutes. I read an article on active.com to intentionally slow your pace the first two miles when you are working on endurance, which is what I was working on moday. I (never) run on tuesdays since I usually don't get home until later that evening. Wednesdays are usually my "long run" days. So today, my goal is 6 miles. Im hoping to run outside this afternoon, since the weather is going to be so nice.
One thing about this blog is that its going to be honest. I may not meet every goal that I set for myself. And If I don't meet a goal, I'm going to let you know about it. It bothers me when I see people only talking about thier successes, but too afraid to talk about their failures. We wont become better runners until we examine every aspect of our run. I'm also going to be posting great articles I find online about running, and how to make the most out of every run. So I hope you continue reading. I was so happy that I had over 30 views on my first post. That meant 30 people took the time to read what I had to say about running. Thanks guys, it means alot!