Wednesday, December 22, 2010

11 Days Back and a 15 Minute Mile

11 days ago I ran on the treadmill for the first time in almost 2 months. To slowly ease back into running again I was doing a walk/run drill. Each time I would increase my running time by a minute or two, while the walking time stayed at 2 minutes. I was feeling better each time. You can check out my log here.

I can't believe what 6 or so weeks has done to my running form and breathing. My form feels ok, but I am constantly thinking about it. And I am wiped out. Phew! But I am slowly building up my endurance again and the progress I am making feels gr-r-r-r-r-eat.

I am not worried about being speedy at this point. I'm only running at 15 minute per mile pace. I just want to be able to run for a certain amount of time. The goal is 30 minutes. Then from there I can work on getting back to my 12:06 - 12:16 mile pace. Eh, it's not fast at all, but that's where I was before I stubbed my toe.

Today I decided to run again. I ran yesterday so I thought about doing cross training, but the body wanted to run. (listen your body, it knows what it wants) I originally had planned on running for 10min without stopping. After 10min went by, so did another minute and then yet another. I started to get a bit tired, so I stopped at 15 minutes. But it's 15 minutes, yo! I am super happy with this accomplishment. 15 minutes without stopping. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Could ya tell that I'm happy? Yay me!

But now I've set a base and need to run for more than 15 minutes in my future runs. I'm always looking for motivation to help pump me up. Don't be shy, wish me luck!


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