Thursday, April 04, 2013
Thing the first - I have a running buddy! This guy is a friend of a friend and lives down the road. We are pretty evenly matched in pace and ability, so we decided to go running together. We ran 5k together this afternoon and it was nice to have company, even though we didn't talk much and I listened to music some of the time.
Thing the second - I have a running app called runkeeper. If you are a runner you must have it (it's free!!) You press the start button when you begin your run and the stop button when you finish. It uses the GPS to track your route, gives you your pace per minutes/km plus overall pace and once you send the activity to your online account you can see even more detail, like elevation. It is super fun and a really easy way to keep track of my progress without having to guess anything.
So my new April/May goal is to run a 5k in 30 minutes! Today I ran 5k in 31m28s, so I am nearly there. I hope once my ankle is out of the strapping tape (limiting my movement) I will be able to start shaving some time off. Plus I have a running buddy to keep me motivated and stop me from walking too much (I'm competitive).
I have a 5k at the end of May and I would LOVE to run it in 30 minutes. It is on AND off road, but the course isn't too bad (I ran it last year in 42m06s) so we'll see. If not I'll look for an all on road 5k in early June.
Wish me luck!