After fighting a cold for the last week, and not getting any running done, (I did walk every day….even when I didn’t want to) I decided that I had to get back into my training or I would be way behind. So today, I ran.
I didn’t go as far as I had been before I got sick, nor did I go as fast, but I did more running (and less walking) than I thought I would. That’s why I’m choosing to call this workout a big success!
The temperature was in the high 30′s, but after I get moving it’s not too cold, except for my feet. These “toe shoes” are not built for warmth. That said, I wouldn’t trade them for anything…even in the cold. My long pants and sweatshirt are just perfect.
The numbers – I ran/walked 1.8 miles in 38 minutes which is a 21 minute mile. I really want to get that pace down to a 10 minute mile by the Ironman, but will be happy with a 12 minute mile.
I have been doing some calculating in my head and am coming up with times that I would like to finish each leg of the triathlon in. I’m even formulating my A, B and C goals. I don’t think it’s too soon to start that, do you? It keeps me motivated to keep going and pushing myself, so I doubt I’ll stop just yet. Although, what does it say about me that I like doing math calculations in my head while I’m running? I’m sure there is some deep psychological meaning to it all. We’ll save that analysis for another day.