Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Getting a little faster

I got up and went this morning around 8:00. I went out thinking I'd just trudge along like usual, but for some reason when I stepped out of the door I started running and I kept running. Sure, I'm still not "fast" but the fact that I shaved 5 minutes off my last 4 miles time says something.

There was one thing I learned today: as much as I would LOVE to just start running like I did today and like I used to do, I cant. I need to warm up and I need to get all my muscles ready to run. Sometimes it bothers me to have the extra time on my watch, but I was thinking that if it bothers me that much I can have it separate from my running time. That's what the reset/lap button is for.

After finishing 4 miles.

All in all it was a good run. I feel fine. No aches, no pains. I just need to remember to keep drinking water and refueling throughout the day today.

Oh, last night I did 4 sets of 4 lunges. I'm thinking I'll up it to 5 sets of 5 on Wednesday.


kimert said...

The same thing bothers me... the warm up time, so when I am outside I just subtract it and the distance covered from my workout. If I am on the treadmill, I just restart it after I warmup.. lol
Sounds like a great workout! Have a great week!

Michelle said...

5 minutes off? That's terrific!! Way to go!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I love that photo!!

I really don't like lunges...the day after. ouch ouch ouch.

Cynthia O'H said...

The fact that you're running is great. Don't even worry about timing it. Just go naked and enjoy it!

mommaof3ontherun said...

great job getting out there!

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