Last Friday my co-worker A convinced me to join him for a lunch break run once again. We are trying to turn this into a regular habit, going almost every Friday, if we can find the time. As the days are getting shorter, it’s already dark when I come home from work, and I really don’t enjoy running in the dark. So a run during lunch break is perfect! We’ve found a beautiful trail close to our office building, it’s a very quiet out-and-back course along a river. It even has distance markers every 200 meters, that’s so convenient!
The weather was beautiful last Friday, the sun was shining, and it was rather mild, not chilly at all. I really enjoyed my run, even though my legs felt kind of heavy and tight. Maybe I was a little sore from Pilates the night before? Who knows.
- Distance: 3.4 miles
- Time: 44:00 minutes
- Average pace: 13:00 min/mile
- Feeling: Sore
I finally figured out how to calculate my average pace. I don’t have a fancy Garmin, so I have to do the math myself. Again I took a lot of walking breaks, but I kept going. I even sprinted the last few hundred meters, that’s my favorite part of the run! It felt so great to move my body again.
Actually I planned to run again on Monday, but my legs are so sore, I can hardly move. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because I spent the past few days walking around in heels (I’m not used to it), or it’s from the 10 min sprint on a treadmill without shoes (!), or it was the dance game I played on Saturday night at an arcade (it was a blast!). So instead of running I did a ton of laundry, which includes walking up and down lots of stairs. May I count it as a workout? Please? 😉
As I have written before, my goal is to run a 5k. But at the moment I don’t follow a specific plan. I just can’t find the time to run three times every week, as most training plan suggest. With so many other things on my plate, days getting shorter, weather getting colder, I’m lucky if I can fit in two runs a week. So for now I’ll just try to run as often as I can, hoping I can still make some progress.