Two observations I made after reversing my running route: 1) there are more hills than I remembered and 2) running apps should give extra credit for running uphill.
There have now been three weeks when I have used Saturdays as my longer running days.
The first Saturday I had a cinnamon bun for breakfast and went running afterward. It was bad. I didn’t make it but halfway to my goal. On week two, I surpassed my goal by a half mile. Week three led me to running an extra .86 past my 5 mile goal.
I’m not sure how long or even if this trend will repeat itself, but for now I am proud of how far I’ve come. Last year, I could only run two, sometimes three miles on a really good day.
I know this could not have happened without dialing in my nutrition and becoming regular with my other workouts, which has only happened over the past few months.
RUNNING STATS FOR NOVEMBER 14th
- Goal mileage 5
- Actual mileage 5.86
- Average pace 10’17”
- Time 1:00:18