Tonight I convinced myself to do something crazy.
I made up my mind to run 6.55 miles.
5 miles is the second "long distance" run I've ever done & that was 2 1/2 weeks ago.
& when I say run i mean jogged.
I love the thought of actually moving at a speed that truthfully matches the cliche: Run like the wind!
In order to do that, according to meteorologists, I would have to be running at a speed of 20-30mph.
Honestly, it would take a lot to just even Run like the breeze!
Because technically, a breeze is 15-25mph.
I am not a natural runner and I always run in intervals.
I am convinced running is 60% mental and 40% physical.
I would prefer to run out of doors...but with the cold weather
and the fact that it is dark when I leave for work and when
I get home, it's not really an option till spring. So I persevere
on the treadmill.
Mile 1-ran all of it all while deciding I was only running two because I really hate it.
Mile 2-ran & walked sporadically and talked myself into three at minimum.
Mile 3 through 6-alternated between walking 1/10th and running 2/10ths.
At the start of the 3rd mile I decided that if I was going 3, I might as well go 5 and if I was going 5, I might as well just go 6 1/2.
Mile 6 through 6.55-ran without walking...all while controlling my desire to skip with joy over having nearly finished a fourth of a marathon.
I averaged with 13 minute miles. I was pleased...for now.
super sweaty and ridiculously happy
run Forrest run
or something along those lines