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!