Tuesday, August 30, 2011
How fast are you?
Once upon a time...when you first started running, where you slow too? Are you a natural athlete that took off from day one with fast times? Did you train hard to get to where you are?
I am not a natural runner. I have a hard time running and adding miles each week and I feel like I must put my effort out there 100% to do so. When I started in July I was running about 1 mile at a time. Then I would get to 1.5 where I sat for a long time. Once I got over that wall I have been able to put on more miles but they are SLOW miles. I average something near an eleven minute mile. Trust me when I say that I don't stop either. That is continuously running. I haven't really seen a decrease in my time though. It has pretty much stayed the same with maybe just a slight decrease. Nothing to write home about!
How long have you been running? Do you have a running past? The only running I have in my past is the running I did in soccer. What do you feel is the best training to increase speed?
What prompted all these questions is that I signed up for my first 5k. I looked at the previous years results and was shocked to see that literally half the people doing the 5k last year finished with an 8 minute or less pace.
Also one more quick question. Do you run or have you ever ran with a running group? I want to but I don't know it's it's something that I can do regularly. They meet at various places throughout my area and they run and usually hang out at a local business after. This would add at least another hour to my workout when I already get the look from Mike when I leave for my hour run. I just don't want to push it as he is finally used to me going every evening now and usually is the one to ask what time I will be leaving for my run. I think he secretly hopes I say that I wasn't planning on running anymore...
Oh and I don't have weight to lose to help me out either. I pretty much am at the lowest weight I should be at. Here is one of the few pictures out there of my whole body. Merry Christmas from the Jordan's!