I really need to keep updating this blog for myself as well as any readers. An online journal can help me review any progress I’ve been making.
Distance: 2.1 miles
Time: 23 minutes
For the past few weeks, I have been trying to run at least 20 minutes straight without a break at a 10 minute per mile rate. There’s a 5K I’m checking out in November that I would like to run with a 30 minute time, but my body has not been responding well. It shouldn’t take almost a month of running to do 20 minutes without stopping.
Weird cloud pic. Looks like a tidal wave.
Since that non-stop running is not working for me, I decided to go back to Jeff Galloway’s run/walk method and build from there. What’s different with his style that I’m not currently doing is the long run. The weekend will have the longer, slower run which is supposed to push my endurance wall back. It couldn’t hurt to give that a shot and change what’s not working.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein
It’s actually been almost a week since my last run due to adjusting my schedules to get my kid ready for school and I don’t want to run outside in total darkness at 5am. I didn’t have this problem in the summer because the sun rose early but now I have to wait until 6am minimum. Now that my boy is going to get on the school bus early, I can wait with him with my running shorts and shoes on. That’s called saving time. College taught me that.
- Incorporate Walk Breaks into Your Training and Racing (ccooper.typepad.com)
- Best Marathon I’ve Ever Run, Part One! (runningbeforeiwalk.wordpress.com)