Sunday, May 13, 2012
I picked up some books on running from the library, and today I started what looks like the standard walking/running training plan from them, where you alternate walking and running over a few months, until you can run 30 minutes without stopping. I was pleased, heck, thrilled, with my distance and time, as my trusty pedometer said I ran 1.8 miles in 20 minutes. That averages out to an 11:11 mile. Given that my best mile time back in high school was 10:30 and I was comfortable after this run, I think I can go faster, but I'm going to hold myself back at least for a week. I'm so psyched!
Edit: Soooooo, my pedometer was off and hadn't reset from my earlier mile walk, so I'd only done a mile in 20 minutes...I mean, that's great, it's just not the speeddemon record I thought I set for myself :) Well, now I have something to aspire to, anyway.