After my wonderful day of rest – I headed out last night to do a run between 3 and 5 miles. Like many runners, this almost always means that the 5 mile mark was the goal! (Well, except after a day of drinking.. then it is going to be the lower number). I was bound and determined to NOT do it in 8 minutes/mile, as I felt I had been abusing my poor under-used muscles enough!
So, out I went and I decided on a Bridge run theme! I managed to cross four different bridges in 5 miles. I always find running over or near water to be soothing. (That sort of feeling might explain why I chose the Navy when I went into the service.) Temperature was in the 30’s (But no snow and ice!), so it wasn’t to bad – especially since it was perfect for my new jacket! ($4.50 at a thrift store!) its a nice blue color.. I didn’t think to take a picture of it, so you will just have to trust me that it is quite spiffy, and I look dashing in it. (Oh, and it looks nothing like the blue coat in the picture. It has bright yellow in it too. His doesn’t. That makes mine better)
Cardiotrainer had the total distance for the run listed as 4.96 miles
Mile 1: 8:28
Mile 2: 8:15
Mile 3: 7:33
Mile 4: 8:12
Didn’t complete all of mile 5, but the time for the .96 mile was 7:42.
I think I still ran it faster than I had planned. Feeling a little soreness today but not bad when you consider I didn’t use my stick!
I have had some soreness, but nothing of any real concern, it has been definite muscle soreness. I do worry that I am doing too much, but after last year – I suspect it wouldn’t matter how much I am doing, I would still have that worry. I am planning on sticking with 2 days on, one day off – as that has worked very well for me in the past.
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