I know I broke the rule of being able to have a comfortable conversation more than once today. I kept pushing myself to run for several minutes between 5.0-5.5 -- the trouble was that my "recovery" time also had to increase and by the end of the work-out my overall running time was still about 4.44 mph. It's not a bad number, I suppose. The same four miles I did last week averaged at 4.2 mph so it's wee bit faster. Guess that's part of the journey. I can't wait to be running a consistent 5 mph. I feel like that's "real" running. Even though I have the red face, sweat soaked gym clothes and panting to prove that 4.44 is no stroll in the park (for me at least.)
I know I've talked about the site before but to reiterate, mapmyrun -- is free and awesome. I love that I can even keep track of my workout stats with it. For example, I can see that we are not even half way through April and I've already logged 41.16 miles and burned 4,549 calories!! Holy crap, that's motivating and exciting!
So that's all I got... the next time I write about running it'll be because I ran nine miles. UGH. Not gonna lie, that sounds a little bit like hell. But I also know that nothing is going to be sweeter than once I can put that one under my belt!!