Here's a recap of my week (in horrible to better order):
- Saturday, April 2: 6 miles outside with Megan
I'm not sure if it was running with someone else, or the concept of running around a very long track 6 times, but my brain...had a brain of it's own. I finished the 6 miles, but walked the last 3. My iPod filled my head with worship music as I prayed the whole time for strength.
This run scared me. Will I get like this at Broad Street?
- Monday, April 4: 50 minute cross train
- Wednesday, April 5: 3 mile run
2 mile - 23:16
3 mile - 35:30
My average running time on the treadmill is 5.1 mph. After running 2 miles, I normally need to slow down to a walk for a tenth to a quarter of a mile. Jess suggested I take it down to a slow run instead of a walk. And that's what I did. Instead of going to a 4.0 mph fast walk, I slowed down to a 4.5 slow run. My times weren't the best, but distance and endurance are my focus now instead of time.
- Thursday, April 6: 25 minute cross train
So that's been my week. I have runs on Friday and Sunday, 3 miles a piece. Hopefully, I'll be back on here with great updates. If not, I may have given up and you'll be able to find me at the local McDonald's eating french fries, fish sandwiches, and cheeseburgers.
Prayer and uplifting words of encouragement are much appreciated.