After my sports medicine doctor gave me the go ahead to start running again, I decided I should probably get back into the swing of thing… you know, since my half marathon is coming like a freight train! I started with a short 3 mile jog.
It was a great morning, about 60 degrees, sunny and almost no breeze. I got my MP3 player, my handheld water bottle, and I was off. I wasn’t really paying attention to the pace but I started wondering why this 3 mile jog was so taxing….until my Garmin let me know the mileage and I saw that I was running 9:54 minutes/mile. Yeah. I apparently was a little exited. So, I slowed it down a little, and just held on for the ride. My target mileage for my half marathon is 10:30 to 11 minutes per mile. My mileage for this run ended up being 9:54 first mile, 10:34 second mile, and 10:57 third mile. Apparently I need to re-discover how to pace myself 🙂 So, now I need to get in one more short- ish run before the weekend, then a long run on the weekend so I will be ready to do my half marathon on the 21st! So excited.
Oh, and after I ran the 3 miles, my neighbor Sara and I did a little bootcamp for 45 minutes. Her daughter Grace decided to help me while we were doing supermans. Thanks Grace for the help, it was very much appreciated!