Saturday, February 4, 2012

week 5 run recap

What in the world is living in this?

Straw...the promise of a new spring lawn

On Tuesday, I ran 2.63 miles in 30 minutes.  That is an average of a 11.4 minute mile!  This is great progress for me and meets my goal of 12 minutes per mile.  

Wednesday, I ran the same route and it took me 38 minutes.  This is an average of 14.4 minutes per mile.  WTF???!!!! I really thought I did better on this day.  I ran (as opposed to walking) more than the day before and I felt better and faster.  I guess I could have been tired from the day before?  Or... I could have miscalculated yesterday's run time.  Discouraging.  Very discouraging.  I'm trying to get over it and just move on.

Saturday, I ran more than I have in my life!  I did 6.2 miles in 88 minutes.  That's a 14.2 minute mile.  I just can't believe I ran that distance, but I will say that according to the race results from last year, I will literally be bringing up the rear if I don't improve my time.  Hoooo well.  There's still lots of time before the race.


  1. 6.2 miles is great, you should be extremely pleased with that. I once read somewhere that only a small percentage, it was under 1%, of people can run 5 miles.

  2. I encourage you to keep up the good work! A kind friend once told me that pace will develop, it's the stamina you build now that counts. And for what it's worth, I didn't run a marathon until I was 34 :-)

  3. Way to go, Wendy! This huffing and puffing walker is in awe of you.

  4. With your energy, I don't think I can keep up with you though. Keep up the good work.


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