I DID IT! Monday’s run was so great — I really tried to stay at a steady pace the whole 47 minutes and I ended up reaching — and exceeding — my goal distance of 4 miles! Wooo! I ran 4.12 miles! That definitely blows away my best time of 3.96! Tuesday night I was back to 3.86 — I was tired and a little sore but I’m not discouraged.
When I look at my beginning distances/times on my workout log, I know I am making progress and that is what matters! I’ll keep reaching 4 miles as my goal for a bit and when I’m doing it consistently for a week or two — I’ll move my goal up to 4.5. I would like to be able to run at 6.0 — the highest I’m comfortable with right now is 5.5 as my average pace speed. I do occasionally jump up to 5.8 for short bursts so I am working on upping that speed!
I’m going to credit part of my success on Monday to the new running playlist that I created on Spotify, for my November jogging sessions. (does that even make sense! running/jogging — how do you know when you’re running vs jogging?? I think I’m probably jogging but that doesn’t sound as good as running!) I’ve got to have a good beat to run to and this list really gets me moving. I do need to add just one or two more songs, for variety and to get it over 47 minutes so I don’t have to listen to a repeat! It’s not bad though. I like to listen on shuffle so I’m not expecting the next song. Imelda May’s Mayhem and Tainted love are real pumpers, I just love her voice — Check it out!