“Running is a thing worth doing not because of the future rewards it bestows, but because of how it feeds our bodies and minds and souls in the present.”
~Kevin Nelson (Gibson’s Daily Running Quotes)
I had a really good run Thursday, & during the run I decided instead of posting about it when I got home I’d start doing a weekly running update for those things. This week was a tech disaster, lol, but the times I did manage to capture were pretty good.
This week I worked on 4mi. I have been looking for a 10K training plan, but haven’t found anything that feels right to me, so I’m just taking it a mile at a time doing intervals. Since I’m tracking how many miles I can run towards my half marathon distance though, it’s nice to be able to move it along quicker than I could if I was training up multiple miles at a time. So that’s a positive. I. do think I need to find a training play for the HM.
1/2mi walk, 4mi x 5/1 run-walk intervals, 1/2mi walk =1:41:xx
The pace estimate I came up with for the run miles was 3.15mph, or 19:05/mi.
I accidentally turned my mp3 off, so I lost the lap times I had there, & then messed up the time on the watch I use. The time was an estimate from what I remembered & the time left when I restarted the mp3 timer. A bit slow for me, but I was being cautious since I hadn’t run in 2wks.
1/2mi walk, 4mi x 7/1 run-walk intervals, 1/2mi walk =1:34:35.3
Mile 1: 17:26.6
Mile 2: 17:32.7
Mile 3: 17:14.3
Mile 4: 17:30.5
Average Pace: 17:26, 3.44mph
I felt stronger & more confident than I had Tues, so I started faster. I’ve been trying to hold back a little because I tend to do well the first mile & then nosedive. This day I felt like I could try faster & started off at a comfortable pace. I was pleasantly surprised at my consistency. Thank goodness nothing died today!
1/2mi walk, 4mi x 9/1 run-walk intervals, 1/2mi walk =~1:37:xx
Mile 1: 16:46, after that ???
Estimated Average Pace: 18mins/mi, 3.33mph
My fastest recorded mile yet, & every timer I had with me died during my run after that sigh I need to build a charging station & stay on top of that. I had my mp3 player for lap times, my watch for overall time & intervals, & I finally got everything sorted with my new phone so I was using Endomondo with gps for the first time. I had neglected to charge the phone or the mp3 player before my run & the watch is apparently dying because it reset itself twice. My phone lasted until the middle of my last mile, so I had an overall time for that & guestimated the rest based on my usual times.
I’d like an app that would also serve as an interval timer. It would be nice to not have to keep my eye on the watch to know when it’s time to walk or run. The only running apps I’ve found for my phone (Nokia) are Endomondo & Sports Tracker. I haven’t tried the ST. It has good reviews, but looks like it does pretty much the same as the Endomondo though. Unfortunately it seemed like the gps signal was going in & out during my run so the distance was short, but I can map my routes online close enough & go to the high school track if I need an exact distance. Since I’m not doing serious training it doesn’t really matter.
It’s a contest! Since I used a quote from Gibson’s Daily Running Quotes on Facebook, I should mention they are also giving away three pairs of Yurbuds sport earphones. In the spirit of disclosure I should also mention if you enter through my link I get two bonus entries ^_^
In non-running news, I have been feeling much better. I’ve been catching some things up around the house this week, & yesterday I was especially productive.
And just for funsies, here is a pic I made of me as The World’s Most Interesting Person: