Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kind of a big deal...

So, I ran half a mile this morning, 3 times, without stopping! I don't think I have ever done that. Not even when I played soccer in high school.

I think yesterday's funk was really just my body telling me I needed another rest day, because when I woke up this morning I felt so much better than when I woke up yesterday. I was still nervous about the run though because it was running in 8-minute intervals. My last run was 6-minute intervals and I kind of wanted to die by the end of it.

In any case, my run today was great! I ran super slow, but I ran nonetheless, and I hardly looked at my Garmin! I usually wind up checking it more frequently toward the end of each running interval because I can't wait to take a walk break, but I only checked it twice this morning. So, woohoo! I just might eventually run an entire mile with no breaks!

The final interval was 3 minutes running, then cool down. I always
try to push myself harder during that last little running portion.

2 comments:

  1. That's wonderful, Christina! Very impressive. I can't run more than a minute.I hope to build up stamina enough to do that. I am sure you'll be able to do an uninterrupted mile soon!

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    1. Thanks! I think hardest increase was going from running 1 minute to 2 minutes--you're actually doubling your time. From now on, each run is increased by a minute. The key is definitely taking it slow--once I build up my endurance, then I'll work on getting faster. I have high hopes for that uninterrupted mile (as long as I manage to actually wake up on time, lol)!

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