Running this past week has gone a lot smoother. I was getting so frustrated with having to stop and walk during my run. I also noticed that the second half of the run, which was mostly in a straight line, always went a lot smoother.
Was this because I was warmed up or was this because I was running on a flat surface?
I decided to test my theory and ran down the main road to a big intersection. One way was a mile so I ran down and back.
And I was able to run the entire time!
I have been doing this route since then and I can run the whole thing without stopping or feeling like I’m totally out of breath.
The trail I was running on has a few little hills on it. Nothing major at all. However when you’re out of shape and getting used to elevation, they become a huge deal.
I’m going to keep going in a straight line but increase my mileage and then eventually work my way back to the trail.
Another bonus is that I have my Pearl Izumis back! I liked the Mizuno’s just fine and they served a purpose but I LOVE the Pearl Izumis so much better.
Started Week 2 of the challenge! So far things are going really well with the pushups and I’m able to keep up with the amount each day. I know it will start getting really challenging soon though!
I’m still at the 1 minute mark. I am able to go a little past a minute but not by much. I’m okay with this because I’m not looking to hold a 10 minute plank. I just want to increase my core strength.
I have to do the planks at the end of the day. I tried doing them right after my run but my legs weren’t having it!
How’s your week going?