Long Run – Week 2

My goal for this week was to stick to my training plan, and for the most part, I accomplished it.

This weeks long run called for 5 miles.  I wanted to take it easy, incorporate a few hills, and still enjoy it.  There is a park about a mile from my house that has both paved walking trails and unpaved hiking trails and since I have run it many times before, I knew there were two challenging hills.  I figured an out and back would be about 5 miles, so off I went!

I did a 5 minute walking warm up and moved into intervals of run 2 walk 1.  I set my garmin so that I couldn’t see the mileage because I knew I was going slow and would get frustrated by my speed.  Once I got to the top of the second hill and actually checked my watch, I was very surprised to realize I had run 3 miles, not 2.5.

I turned around and headed home, still maintaining my 2:1 intervals.  By the time I got to mile 4.5 I was still feeling great so I started skipping the walks.  I finished up a total of 6 miles feeling nice and strong.

Week 2 goal…accomplished!

 

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