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.