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?

2 comments:

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!