An upcoming deadline at work has lead to some very long hours, but I did manage to get a short 3.5 mile treadmill run in yesterday. I was able to maintain 7 miles per hour with a 1 percent incline for 5 minutes. That’s pretty good for me. I usually run between 6.5 and 6.8 mph and then adjust the incline from 2 to 4 percent.
I’m hoping to run some faster 5K races this year. I tend to run a fast first mile, slow down a little for the second, and then run a slightly faster third mile. Somehow I have pick up the pace for mile two. I’m not even aware that I slow down, but my Garmin doesn’t lie.
If the weather cooperates, I’ll be heading to Otsiningo Park on Saturday to try to beat my 10.1 mile distance from last week. I don’t like that I’m only doing one short run and one long run a week, but there’s not much I can do about it at the moment.
Next week I need to send in my registration form for a 4-mile race that is coming up in March. It’s a race for police, fire, EMT types and anyone else who wishes to run. Lots of big strapping men. Woohoo!
3.5 miles, 33:12 minutes, 9:29 pace