Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Run Faster Tuesday

What a relaxing weekend. We didn't do a darn thing for Memorial Day. The six of us stayed home and enjoyed some time together. Later, we went for a walk, but that was about it.

This morning I ran one of my faster 5K's. I have a goal in mind for the end of the summer that involves reducing my pace time by 1 minute per mile. Judging from this morning, I'm well on my way. I figure if I continue to loose 5lbs per month, I will be hauling around 15lbs less by then as well. That's 60lbs of pressure lessened off of my knees and hips!! I'm sure to get a little faster, then.

Tuesday is my "run faster" day. I try to push myself and cut some time off of my short run. Today I did better at spreading the effort out over the whole 3 miles. It seems like before, I would look at my watch in the last half of the run and try to kill it to get in under time. That - was - difficult - on the old bod.

I'm learning.

I also started a challenge on the site I use to track my calories. www.fatsecret.com I recently participated in DH's "20 Miles in May" challenge. I went over the 20 miles, so I decided to start a 30 Miles in June challenge. Over 70 people have signed up for it already! May was a great month for running - and now I'm doing about 12-15 miles a week. It's fun to have others participating and all of us cheering each other on.

Here's the link if anyone wants to join. It's a run/walk challenge if you are not a runner. You might sign up to track your calories to! We could be "friends" on there...my name is mortonpixie.

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