So I’ve been on a running kick again. These are usually short lived and end when I get bored with it. I’ve been doing it for over a month now and I’m not quite bored with it yet. There might be hope for me! Maybe one day I can say “yes, I am a runner!” But for now let’s just say I’m a slow jogger or a really fast walker. I’m devoted to the Community Center walking track for the runs. 1 lap = 7/10 of a mile. So that means 14 laps = a mile. (around and around and around) I’ve been stuck on the 2 mile distance. I know I should bump it up and I will in due time but for now I’m working on getting my speed up and building the endurance to run for 2 miles non-stop at a good pace. I can actually run the 2 miles non-stop but my time is slow.
Lately I’ve been doing some interval training. That is where I run 3-7 laps at my fastest speed, walk a lap and repeat. I find this fun to do and that could be why I haven’t gotten bored with running yet. Saturday was my fastest 2 mile time ever (well at least that I can remember). It was 45 seconds faster than my next fastest time. Brace yourself…I did it in 25:30. Like I said I’m SLLLLLOOWWWW. And I only walked 3 laps. But to give an idea of how far I have come and why I was very excited with the time, 39 days ago it took me 29:40 and I walked a lot of it because I was just so damn out of shape. That is an improvement of 4:10! I think that is huge. My goal is to get my 2 mile time down to 20 minutes. I know it is going to get harder from here because I actually need to pick up speed and not just stop walking laps.
Tonight is another running night. I haven’t decided if I’m going to just run all 28 laps or do faster interval training. I guess I’ll decide at the track.