Wow, I never thought that I would be told I was running too fast! LOL! That is kinda cool, but only because there's this story that kept me from running for a long time about how this little girl saw me running a couple of years ago and I heard her say as I was leaving, "Wow, she is slow!" That actually embarrassed me a little and I felt silly 'running' after that.
However, I didn't know all that about the physiology! I learned that as a new runner you should look at how many minutes you're running and not how far. Yet at some point I started competing with myself and trying to go further than I did the time before. Part of it is I think because I really don't know what a 'good time' is. The only input I heard was a few people at work talking about their times. I decided that 11:00 was 'normal' and I should push myself to do try to do that.
I do NOT want to get sidelined by getting hurt though! That would break my heart to finally have found something that I like so much then have to quit! I will be more careful about paying attention to my body and see how hard it seems like I'm working and allow myself to slow down.
I also decided not to do the second run because it's pretty hilly and I have so far did mostly flat or only small hills. I did our more hilly neighborhood yesterday and it was HARD. I think the run is uphill the entire last 1.5 miles
Not quite as excited about that :)
Edited by: JMPRGRL74 at: 4/28/2010 (10:05)
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