Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 42.44
Pace:  10:41 min/mi

Comments: It was very warm and very humid this morning. I haven't run four miles in three weeks and wasn't all that consistent prior to that. So, yeah, this one was not particularly pleasant. I did what I could to make it bearable by getting out the door before the sun got going. The clouds helped a little with that.

But I started with a plodding gait that smoothed out some but never approached elegant. I just slogged through it and tried to keep my mind off of how I felt and how far I had left to go. The victory today was not giving in to the urge to stop and walk it back in.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 19:09
Pace: 9:35 min/mi

Comments: First back-to-back effort in quite awhile. I was as slow at the start as I expected but less soreness than I was afraid of. The heat and humidity were in full force so this never got particularly elegant. Short steps and slog it through to the end. I was honestly surprised to come in close to the 19 minute mark.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 18:52
Pace: 9:26 min/mi

Comments: I really should have taken advantage of the weekend mornings to run since it was cool and pleasant. Today was overwarm and brutally humid. And it's very likely that's going to be the case for the foreseeable future. Still, I got out the door and got the run in.

With the adverse conditions, I didn't even try for the four miles. The two proved quite enough. There was nothing fancy about this effort but it wasn't the completely godawful experience I thought it might be. As usual, I hope to stick to the routine this week.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 18:29
Pace: 9:15 min/mi

Comments: Not much to speak of regarding this effort other than I got it done. Every effort at building a routine over the past six months has failed miserably so just getting another run in is a victory of sorts, right? Anyhow. I stuck with the two miles and felt pretty good the whole way.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 19:42
Pace: 9:51 min/mi

Comments: The four miles on Monday took a hell of a lot more out of me than I expected. I was tired the next two days and my legs felt drained. Less soreness than I expected, though. I felt pretty good this morning and started out with the intention of doing another four miles but pretty quickly decided that wasn't the best idea. With the heat and humidity, two miles would be enough. The routine is the important thing here.

It was a pretty good two miles. Started slow on purpose and just concentrated on regular, short footfalls. Not using too much energy, just getting it done. The time was better than I expected but not overfast like my other short runs have been. I'd like to do this again tomorrow but we'll see.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 41:28
Pace: 10:22 min/mi

Comments: Memorial Day. No work. No excuse not to get the run in. And no excuse not to get a full four miles in either. It was not too hot but the humidity was formidable. I kept things slow at the start and just focused on getting the distance. Not particularly pleasant but nothing was so awful I felt like walking it in. We'll see if I can get a couple more in this week.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 17:33
Pace: 8:46 min/mi

Comments: Finally back out the door. Just two miles and definitely ran them overfast. Still just trying to get a routine going again. Hopefully things have normalized in my life a little and I can devote myself to the runs like I need to. Of course that's just in time for the hotter weather.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time:17:59
Pace: 9:00 min/mi

Comments: Haven't had the consistency I hoped for this week but a second run is a step in the right direction. Had a lot on my mind so I was distracted the whole way and cranked the run out a bit faster than I expected. We'll see if I can add one more on this weekend.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 18:19
Pace: 9:10 min/mi

Comments: Last month was kind of a disaster on the health front. Following the previous run my right foot was in excruciating pain. I figured it was revenge of the bunion but the emergency care lady thought it was gout. Either way, I got a prescription-dose of anti-inflammatory meds that seemed to help.

So between that and the high-blood-pressure diagnosis, I'm gonna ease back into this effort. Just two miles was the plan. I expected to do these in 10+ min miles but it looks like I went out a bit on the quick side. All the more reason to be glad I didn't go the regular four miles. The second half of the workout would have suuuuucked.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 20:09
Pace: 10:04

Comments: I knew full well, running in the middle of a warm day would suck. I did it anyway. It sucked.