I body glided up and headed out...
|Thank goodness for a low humidity morning - just what the doctor ordered|
I started running, determined I would run for an hour no matter what. This wasn't my speediest or smoothest 10K, but I felt like a dang super hero getting a "long run" in. Truthfully, it felt really tough because I haven't been running outside much, but I tried to push for short bursts and slow as needed, I never looked at my pace the entire time, I just ran and this is how it turned out...
|Finishing up as the sun was starting to come up|
Two good runs in a row...woohoo :)
Sunday afternoon I went and ran a wonderful feeling 4.5 miles on the treadmill. I ran three miles at a 9:30 pace and the last mile and half I kept taking it up until I hit an 8:34 pace, the endorphins were flowing and the world start looking rosy colored again. Amazing how that happens, right? It's like my own little aura of rainbow and bouncing happy faces are surrounding me.
My habit on the treadmill has been to warm up for four or five minutes (depends on my legs) at a 10:20ish pace and then start bumping up the speed. The past few weeks I often just run about 9:40 pace until the last mile and then crank it up a bit. I haven't pushed myself much, but I really need to, which is why I decided to start making at least one treadmill run a week a true progression run. It's funny how a few seconds can make you feel like you are really accomplishing something.
I still think I will be surviving July and August with shorter treadmill runs and more weight training, but I am going to try to make the most of it. ツ
❤ Hope you all have a wonderful week with your own rainbows and bouncing happy faces. Tell me anything ❤