1/11/2010: I made it to the gym to run on the treadmill. I think I’ve found my treadmill pace, 5.5. I’m working on going faster. I did have two bursts of 6.0 after water break slow down walks after Mile 1 & Mile 2. Total mileage: 2.6 in 30 minutes with another 0.39 in the 5 minute cool down.
Today I tried something different. I brought my iPod and ear buds as well as a second set of headphones (Not ear buds). I had my iPod going in one ear and I was listening to the TV (ESPN) on the headphones. It worked rather nicely. 🙂 Does anyone else do this?
1/13/2010: I had planned on bringing the cycle upstairs but I decided I need to run some errands. first stop, Dicks Sporting Goods. I bought myself a pair of Nike pants.
1/14/2010: today I ran outside! It was mid 40’s a bit overcast, but nice. I had to find a new route, as not everyone shovels their sidewalks and I couldn’t run one of my normal routes. I also didn’t want to run on any of the busy streets either, so I found a nice 5K route and ran on the streets. It was very nice. Toward the end of my run, I hear “Little Saint Nick” by Electric Mayhem on my iPod. I chuckled and kept going. My time was 35:19.
One of my goals: To complete a 5K in under 35 minutes. I know I’ll get there. I’m almost there. As long as I keep improving, right?