March 17, 2011

A Little Late Night Run

It has been a confusing week (as usual) with little free time. I haven't run since Monday and have found excuses every day (despite the new treadmill staring at me). My first free time today wasn't until 8PM. I had a million excuses why I shouldn't/couldn't run, but forced myself to change and hop on the treadmill for a bit.

Since I'm still struggling a lot with the distance, I know I need to push myself more or I will never get the mileage up. Today I tried to pick up some speed. I figure if I run a bit faster, even for the shorter distance, I am hoping it helps me make the longer distance at my slower pace. So today I started off at about a 12 minute pace and increased it each half mile until I got to 2.5 miles. It was a double positive: the longest distance I have run and also more of a speed workout then I have had so far.

And, since I burned some extra calories ... I rewarded myself with a bowl of ice cream. YUM.


Blumster said...

Way to go on the night run! It's always harder the later in the day you wait, isn't it?!

Jess said...

Nice job! Especially at 8 pm!