I've been running 3-4 miles three times times a week, and I'm totally loving it! Usually the 3 mile shorter variant takes me about 45 minutes, and the more like 4 mile variant takes more like an hour. That makes my pace a very poky 15 minute mile, which is comfortable but a workout for me, so I am happy with it for the time being - I figure I'll get faster as I get into better shape, all in good time.
However, the spark fitness tracker doesn't list anything slower than a 12 minute mile. Should I be entering walk/jog even though I am never walking?
Also,does the fact that my route is really hilly have anything to do in the matter? When I entered my route in runningmap.com, it has about 325 feet elevation gain overall. In contrast, I tried running on a treadmill when we were staying in a hotel, and the 12 minute mile totally felt, if anything, easier than scambling up and down hills at the slower speed.
Thanks so much for all of the inspiration you've provided on this board, everyone! You totally motivated me to go and get over my intimidation and get fitted for running shoes at a running store, and I totally love my new shoes!
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Height: 6', Highest weight: 245.
(Ticker reflects maintenance range after losing 80 lbs!)
Fort Lewis Army Half Marathon, September 13, 2008 - 2:12:41.
Bellingham Bay Half Marathon, September 28, 2008 - 2:11:59.
Seattle Marathon, November 30, 2008.
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