This morning I went out for my Saturday run, which has become regular in my schedule. It was a little chilly, but that quickly went away once I got running. My intent was to run 3.1 miles and see if I could improve my time. While it’s not all about time for me, it is a way I can measure my fitness level.
Once I got through the 3.1 miles I decided to keep going to make it 4 miles. I’m going to have to push myself if I want to improve, and I really want to do a quarter marathon next summer, and then a half marathon next fall. I’m glad to say I got through the 4 miles in about 55 minutes. My overall pace was 13:56 min/mi, which I’m very proud of. I’m happy to be under that 14:00 mark that I was above for so long. I did have to stop to walk a couple times, but overall I think I did a great job.
Since I accomplished 4 miles I’m confident that I’ll be able to do the quarter marathon in June. By that time I should also be conditioned even better and ready to tackle the half marathon I have planned out.