3.68 miles with improved speed

The past couple of weeks have been pretty chaotic, and I haven’t been able to do a whole lot of running. To be fair, I haven’t gotten a whole lot else done either 🙂 but it’s glad that I survived and that this looks to be a much calmer week.

Last Saturday I ran 5.03 miles, and it was pretty lousy. I got out there and got it done, but it was a struggle, and I thought I must be losing some fitness due to not running much for a couple of weeks.
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Imagine my surprise when I went for a run today and completed 3.68 miles with an average pace of 13:28! This was phenomenal! Usually I only run sub-14:00 paces when I’m in a race and have all kinds of external motivators pushing me. I don’t know why or how I was able to run this pace today, but I liked it, and I’m hoping I can continue to push my pace like this!

I am debating adding some new programs to my fitness routine. Specifically I’m considering doing the 100 pushups program. I don’t have a ton of upper body strength, so this would make sense for building that. I’m also considering other ways to to record my progress – specifically videos. I don’t have a lot of good video equipment, but my selfies feel a little monotonous, so I wonder if I should try a few video blogs. What do you think?

2 thoughts on “3.68 miles with improved speed”

  1. What you say about external motivators is true. I can go out on a training run and have to stop every mile sometimes, yet put me in Rock the Parkway and I can go the whole distance.

    Curiously, when I go long, my right arm begins to ache around mile 8. I wonder if pushups might help with that. I should do more cross training.

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