“The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?”
~Henry Ford (Good Reads)
I’ve been running intervals since I started running a couple of years ago. It has been off & on, mostly off. The whole time I have been running intervals, but I finally decided to push for distance because I have always had as a goal to be able to run a mile.
I FINALLY DID IT!
I started trying to run one solid half mile loop around the park. I got close, but the two times I tried it I had to walk a couple of minutes. I mentioned it on Fit Fatties & another runner told me if I slowed my pace down I would make my distance goal. That night I tried it, & not only did I make it once around, I kept going & made it twice for a whole mile! Hurray!!!
That was St. Patrick’s Day, so just over a week ago. I have gone running three times this week & hit my mile each time. No significant time improvements, but I’m working on it.
The first time I went out after St. Pat’s I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to repeat the mile. I nearly worried myself into not going back out, but I did go & was as happy the second time I ran a mile as I had been the first. Continue reading