As I got moving things were feeling pretty good. I started off nice and slow and then wound up picking up speed throughout the run. The blue sky, the clear mountains for a backdrop…it was absolutely amazing out there. There were still some slippery portions out there – so I apologize for any lawns I walked on. Seriously though, these people should not have let the ice build up on their sidewalks! It was a lot better than last week though. I had no expectations for a time or pace since my neighborhood is pretty hilly. No matter what though, since my house is at the top of a hill it always makes for a tough ending to any run and I was huffing and puffing up the final hill pretty well.
When I first started this running thing I was doing the Jeff Galloway run/walk approach. I started out at 4:1 intervals…moved to 9:1…to 19:1… I’ve also been working on cutting out walk breaks entirely on longer and longer runs. So yesterday I ran 7 miles, no walking. Good stuff!
Anyhow, final results for my 7 miler? 1:11:17. I’ll take it!
Thanks for putting on the race Amanda!