Thursday, August 06, 2009
I just got in from my outside run for the week. I didn't actually get out until after dark at about 8:45 so it was a short run, but it was definitely a high quality run. I ran 1.25 miles in 12 minutes. That's amazing!! First of all it's the longest distance I've run outside without stopping. Second, that's a 9 minute mile pace! Sure, I felt like yakking for the last couple blocks, but I pushed through it. Of course, it didn't help that I forgot to grab my bottle of water on my way out the door. It's somewhat amazing to much harder it is to run outside than it is on the treadmill. It makes sense, but damn does it make me feel like I haven't made much progress. Of course, the fact that I can run ONE AND A QUARTER MILES WITHOUT STOPPING is HUGE progress since before this I couldn't make it 1.25 blocks without wanting to keel over. But when you go from doing 3 - 4 miles a day on the treadmill, 1.25 miles seems like nothing plus it requires twice as much work. I'm very proud of myself though. I'm going to try to make it 1.5 miles on my next outside run.
I bought some new yoga/ running capris from Old Navy tonight. They're sweet moisture wicking pants, and they're super light. They're awesome except I bought a large, and they were actually sliding off when I first set off running! They're loose through the butt and thighs. How awesome is that!? (They do stay up okay though once I start sweating and they start sticking a little though so I won't bother exchanging them. My best friend works there so I can get them on discount from her.)