Wednesday, April 3, 2013

To The Top

I'm a day behind on the training schedule, but I decided yesterday that what really matters is that I complete each week's scheduled workouts, not necessarily that I complete them on the day the schedule says.  So I did yesterday's run today.  I know.  I'm such a rebel.  Here are my splits:

Since I'm only in week 3, this run was supposed to be 2.5 miles (in week 4 it goes up to 3 miles), but I wanted to try out the new route I mapped out yesterday and the route was 3 miles.  There were some minor problems with the route that weren't apparent on Google Maps.  Part of the route was down this residential street where there weren't sidewalks for several blocks.  It was a low traffic street so it was not that big of a deal, but it is a good example of how pedestrian un-friendly Nashville is, especially for a town with so many universities.   

The route had a lot of steep hills so I was really happy with my time.  I actually kind of like running uphill routes every now and then because it lets me see how much my fitness has improved.  When I started working out last semester it would have been hard for me to walk up some of those hills, let alone run up them.  It's still hard to run up steep hills, but I know now that if I keep breathing and keep putting one foot in front of the other I can make it to the top. It's amazing what time and hard work can do. 

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