Sunday, June 16, 2013
It was such a nice day! I went to the park early this morning while everyone was asleep. I ran a 5K at the park. I wanted to see if I could do it again. I ran one about a month ago but had not run one since then. I'm glad it was as cool as it was. Any hotter would have made it really hard. I got plenty warm. I ran it in 49M 54s...averaging a 16:04 min/mi. I find that I start out faster...around a 13 min/mi...then taper off as I go along. I would like to get under a 16 min/mi. The Disney race states that they can pull people who are doing less than a 16 min/mi and drive them to the finish line. I don't want that to be me. I kind of wonder if they do it for the 5k though...or just the 10k and Half. Either way, I think it's a good goal to surpass it. I think I should be able to...it is 8-9 months away. I think all the walking I have been doing is good training. I know it's making my legs stronger...and is building my endurance somewhat. I think throwing in some running here and there like I did today will help with the endurance more.
Today's run had me making it to the half-mile pretty good...then tapering to a decent pace...finding my stride. Then keeping a steady pace for mile 2. Then for mile 3, I had to just set my sights about 20 to 30 feet ahead...make it to that spot...then set on the next spot, etc., etc., etc., until I had made it to 3.1.
On top of the 5k run, I also took Mia for her walk today. We "strolled" today...I didn't really push myself at all...I was pretty spent...but I didn't want to cheat her out of her walk.
Other than that, we did the grocery shopping, visited the farmers market, and had a nice family supper. It was a good day. I LOVED the weather today...great breeze blowing all day.
Hope you all had a great Father's day! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on!