It’s A Work In Progress

As you readers who have been following along on this journey of mine know I’ve been doing run training, and working on my mile time.  Last week I went back to doing the last week of the program in which you have a 5 minute warm up and cool down with a 10 minute run session in between.  I can actually run for 10 minutes at my “fat man jog” speed for 10 minutes without any problems.  Sure I’m looking at the clock to see how much longer I have, but I can do it, and I am not huffing and puffing, and praying for death.

Today, started a new week and with that I decided that it was time to up the speed.  I increased my speed by 1/2 a mph.  Not much, but it sure felt like it.  I actually only ran for 5 minutes straight, then took a walking break, and followed it up with another 5 minutes.  I was winded after the first 5 minutes, and definitely breathing a bit harder than I’m used to.  However, now thinking back on it, I’m a little annoyed with myself, I bet if I really pushed myself I could have done the full 10 minutes.  Yes, I would have been gasping for air and definitely ready to curl up for a nap after, but I am pretty sure I could have done it in one set instead of breaking it up into 2 sets.  So Wednesday is my day, I am going to give it my all and try to make it the full 10 minutes.

And, well if I only make it 6 minutes, well it’s one more than today.  The only person I have to prove myself to is me.  I am only competing against myself, and well I’m getting antsy to make it to that 10 minute mile.  I can and will do it.  It’s a work in progress, and I am working on it.

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