Ok, last week I ran three times rather than the planned four times, as it was raining on Thursday and by the time it had cleared up, it was time for me to go to work!
I did have lots of blogging to catch up on, though, so I still made some use of the extra hour.
My time is getting much better each time I run, which is great news as I’m a little embarrassed by my speed.
When I go to work and say I’ve been running, I always feel proud. But when they ask how long it took me, I’m like OH LOOK A CAT. Doom.
As I mentioned in last weeks running update, I’m going to work on my speed before I start doing longer runs, then start doing some 5 milers. Here’s a summery of my tiny runs:
I bought myself a Garmin watch, too. It’s nothing expensive and is the most basic, entry level one. All I wanted was to see my pace on the go, rather than running at what feels like a faster pace, only to discover it’s only my normal pace.
I’m finding that my second mile seems to be the slowest – which I know is because of some traffic lights I have to stop at and most of it is uphill.
After the second mile, I start to feel a lot more comfortable and confident. I’m going to work on going harder in the first and last mile by and see if I can break into the 30 min mark on this route, then start my 5 milers again.