Sunday, September 23, 2007

Four mile run

It was on the rail trail, so it was flat, but that didn't make it easy. In fact it is not exactly flat - it has about a 3% grade, so for the first two miles I felt GREAT - fast, strong - did it in under 11 minute miles - which is really fast for me. The 2nd two miles, on the other hand, I had to really work. But I did. I finished the whole thing (4.4 miles, actually) in about 53 minutes. (I walked for a minute or so every mile, and at the last half-mile too.) This is big progress from the runs I'd been doing most of the summer, where I ran 4 minutes, walked one. My next challenge is to do a run tha tfar in the "real world" - where there are hills! I know I can, it's just a matter of giving myself that full amount of time - hard to block out that much on a weekday. I also want to get a different water carrying device - I have a bottle that straps on over my butt but it bounces annoyingly - but going that far without water is very uncomfortable. Maybe those belts with lots of little bottles? They just look so dumb in the store! Any suggestions?


LBTEPA said...

CONGRATS on a good run :) what a great feeling :)
what did you decide about the swimming?
I use a Nathan hydration system (dumb name) but it's one big bottle that sits snugly on my waist and has a pocket for keys, money etc

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I have one of those belts with four little (8oz) bottles. I like it because the weight is evenly distributed vs something heavy and bouncing. I don't like messing with 4 small bottles though. It's a tradeoff!