Monday, March 12th: 1.66 miles (14:21 minute mile)
Tuesday, March 13th: 1.75 miles (1.804 miles/13:51 pace)
Wednesday, March 14th: no run
Thursday, March 15th: 1.75 miles (1.85 miles/13:30 pace)
Friday, March 16th: 2 miles (2.119 miles/14:09 pace)
Saturday, March 17th: 2 miles (did not run)
I struggled with my first 1.66 mile run on Sunday. I had a couple beers in the afternoon before I attempted the run, however, so I'm hoping that's what the problem was. I ran 1.06, walked to 1.16, then ran to 1.76. It was so hard and really made me want to give up on this whole running thing.
|red faced after my great Monday run|
Tuesday I woke up a with a migraine and considered putting off my run until Wednesday, but after dinner I felt better so I managed to run the 1.75 miles scheduled. I actually rounded out the 25 minutes by running 1.804 miles total. As of Tuesday, I'll be logging my pace, rather than the time of my first mile. Since I'm closing in on 2 miles now, I should be watching my pace, rather than the time of my first mile. :)
Wednesday was sort of weird. It was my day off from running, but I wanted to run. I told myself no, though, and enjoyed me lazy day.
Thursday, however, was terrible. I was kind of regretting not running. My entire run was a struggle. So many times I wanted to quit. I was near tears by .88 miles. I hadn't even done a full mile yet before I felt like giving up! I pushed it the entire time though and even went a 10th of a mile further just to prepare myself for the 2 miles scheduled for Friday.
The 2 miles on Friday were so hard. I literally had to count every .05 miles. I kept telling myself "Just .05 more and then you can quit." Then I'd reach that distance and I'd talk myself into going another .05 miles. I really wanted to give up. It was hot and miserable.
I skipped my 2 mile run on Saturday because we had so much family stuff planned and I just didn't manage my time well. I'll make the run up, I'm just not sure when.
I'm beginning to notice that the days I work and then run are more difficult that the days I have off and run first thing in the morning. I don't know if it has to do with being on my feet all day vs. not, the heat, the time of day, or whatever, but I imagine it's a combination of those factors. I'm also hoping that I can get the nerve up to start running first thing in the morning, outside. I'm nervous, though. Last year I tried to run outside and I didn't make it very far...like maybe a few yards. :/ My breathing was ridiculous and I wasn't sure how to pace myself. My friend that loaned me the Garmin told me that running outside would be different than the treadmill and that I'd probably like it better since the treadmill bores me so much.
I guess we'll see, if I ever get the nerve up to do it. :/