I set little goals for myself every time I go out.
I don’t run with one App, I now run with two.
I take a picture at the end of my run and add the stats at the bottom. Like this, today:
Yikes! The thighs need some work 😉
Speaking of my run today — I’m pretty sure it was my first sub-30 minute 4K and my first real tempo run. After the first 5-10 minutes and the first hill, I lengthened my stride and started feeling my quads burning. I made sure to keep the pace up to build up the lactic acid, and I think I did a pretty decent job, all things considered (the ankle injury is better, but then I got a nasty left shin splint and now the hamstrings are tight).
I haven’t run a marathon, or a half, or even a 10K. I will probably never enter a race; I don’t feel the need to.
Are ya sick of my running posts? Well, too bad, ‘cuz here comes another one.
It was a beautiful day today, the sun was shining, I was wearing my new clothes and I felt like I could go for another run. So, once the baby was down for a nap, I suited up and off I went.
I had a route in mind and hoped I could do a solid, non-stop run with no walking intervals. Well, not only did I run non-stop, I also ran 5 km NON-STOP! I did it in just over 38 minutes and I feel amazing. My Achilles tendons ache a bit but I pushed through it. I have never run 5km non-stop.
At least I know now that I could run 5km straight in a zombie apocalypse. But after that? I’d probably get eaten.