After deciding that I would attempt a road run for a possible half marathon in November, I hit the road for a run bright and early on Saturday morning…well, not bright since it was 5:45 in the morning and the sun wasn’t even up yet.
I did two laps around my neighborhood before I decided to venture out where there were less lights. The plan was just to run and see how it felt. I was seriously worried about being in pain but other than some pain in one of my glutes, I felt good. It was hot out and as I always do with heat, I struggled. But I managed to complete a full 5 miles without walking, even if they were slow miles. But long runs are supposed to be slow so it wasn’t too horriable…or at least that’s what I’m telling myself.
11:09 average pace. It felt so slow since I’ve been running 9:30 or less on the treadmill. Treadmill running is so much easier than running outside. But the good news is that I know it doesn’t hurt so this week I’ll be able to pick up the pace.
Now I just have to find a balance between running on the road and hitting the gym. It’s not something I’ve ever had to do before since I haven’t had a gym membership in more than 10 years.
So with what is now Week 1 of Half Marathon Training in the books, here’s the recap:
Monday: (Treadmill) 3.5 miles, 9:25 pace for 32:59
Tuesday: (Treadmill) Walk, various inclines for 62 minutes
Wednesday: (Treadmill) 3.5 miles, 9:27 pace for 33:06
Thursday: Rest Day
Friday: (Treadmill) 3.5 Miles, 9:17 pace for 32:29
Saturday: (Road) 5.00 miles, 11:09 pace for 55:48
Sunday: (Treadmill) 3.12 miles, 9:37 pace for 29:59