Monday, November 11, 2013
Earlier last week, I saw on my Galloway Easy 5K app a 7 mile run coming up, the longest training run on the app, so given that I had never run that distance before, I planned to do it on Sunday when I had the time to enjoy it and not have to rush back to work.
I had the app set for a 4/1 run/walk ratio on my previous training runs, but since this was a new distance for me, I set it back to a 3/1 ratio. On top of that, it was a VERY windy day on Sunday (gusts over 30mph!), so headwind running was not too much fun (but boy, was the tailwind running fantastic!).
I completed the run in 1 hour 18 minutes. No records were ever in danger! My goal was simple - complete the run and set a new personal distance record, which I did. It had been a long time since I had even done a 10K distance, so this proved to me that if I sign up for a 10K, I can make it. Obviously, I would want to lower my time, but that will come when I start training for that distance.
I'm willing to bet there are going to be some VERY long training runs on the Galloway 10K app, so this will be a challenge for me, but the sense of accomplishment yesterday is something I am enjoying very much.
Oh, and the Achilles tendon -- a little sore this morning, but nothing a few days of non-running won't fix.
Nice way to start the week...