Hey lady. Thanks for your comment on my status. Here is the secret that I JUST discovered this morning...SLOW DOWN. I have never been able to keep running more than 10 minutes. That was even a big deal for me. But...I was going at my "race pace". Today was my first time doing a LONG SLOW RUN (4 miles). I decided to go REALLY slow b/c I was also tired from my run yesterday.
Literally could BARELY lift my feet for the first mile or so....then my body settled into it. Started out as a dragging shuffle, ended up as a jog. But I wasn't struggling for breath at ALL b/c I was going so slow. I just kept going and going and going! It was amazing! I've read about this in a book I just read (which is an AMAZING read for beginning runners) called "Run Your Butt Off". That...if you just slow down, it's a whole new world in running.
The most amazing part...I ran the 5k distance (running the entire time...which I've never done) and it only ended up being about 4 minutes longer than my time when i'm running faster and taking walking breaks to catch my breath! Methinks I have a brand new racing strategy!