05 July 2007

I ran again!!

I'm very proud of myself. I ran again. I did intervals this morning and it really felt good.

After my last post on running and extolling the virtues of my new mattress, my plantar started acting up and my back was a little tweaked. But I promised myself I would run and run I will. I headed out and within 1/8 mile felt awesome. My foot didn't bother me, the back felt awesome, I was running in good form, I was on fire!!! So I did my intervals, then came home to see how far I went. The other day I screwed up. I ran 2.3 miles in exactly 30 minutes. Okay, not a lot more but hey every little .1 counts. Today I was doing the intervals so I only ran for a total of 23 minutes, 4 - 3 minute intervals, plus 5 minutes warm-up and cool down (approximately :) Anyway, I covered 2 miles in those 23 minutes. Woo Hoo for me :)

What does this all mean?? Well, I'm not as slow as I thought I was. My goal is to run 10 minute miles by the end of the month. I think I might make it. More importantly, I'm pleased. I think I will be able to start some serious running in August - yeah!!!


Shelly said...

In my book, anyone running under 13 minutes/mile is a speed demon! Keep up the good work.

Fe-lady said...

Glad to hear you are back running...and that your new mattress is helping you nod off at night. I have a hard time sleeping, especially in new places, too-so I know the "no sleep" thing all too well!
And yes, I agree our elected officials should have to read and interpret the Declaration before they are sworn into office!

Vickie said...

Great job keeping at it. Consistency is important if you want to overcome any obstacles with your running. Good for you!

Anonymous said...

You're quite an inspiration! I'd love to start running, but it's been 20+ years (and oh so many pounds) since the last time I tried. Unfortunately, I have a feeling I've gained enough weight that my chest would give me two black eyes with each stride.

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