Thursday, March 19, 2009
Today I decided that I would finally put all of my elliptical and treadmill training to the test. It was a relatively warm day on vacation at the beach today and decided to run outside for a change since there's no gym equipment here (thank goodness :-P) Mind you I am training for my first 5K but because of the cold winter weather have only done indoor training so far. Last time I ran outside was an abnormal warm day in January and I averaged like a 22-24 minute mile. I couldn't go more than like .2 miles without stopping for breath or to stretch. Today I went out with starting at a pretty steady pace and was surprised that I kept that pace throughout the next half mile. I started cramping and had to break twice but ended my mile in 15 minutes!!! Compared to 22-24 mins just 2 months ago I'm super excited about this new me!
Hopefully with the start of Spring I will be running outside a lot more and this number will only increase get smaller! I feel pretty good about me right now :-)