I was not excited about getting on the treadmill when I got to the gym. It was so early. So very early. But it went really well. I was able to finish the run I was supposed to do last Thursday but couldn’t complete.
I got some new headphones after one of the kids broke my other ones. These weren’t the around-the-ear style and they did not work well. I gave up after about a minute. But then I remembered that I don’t even like listening to music while I run anymore. Did I mention that it was really early?
A couple of weeks ago, I was reading through some old blog posts and was surprised at how observant and thoughtful I was. It made me wish I had more time to think. I like to think.
Then I realized my time running would be a great way for me to regain my thinking time. So I started running without music. It’s not boring at all. It’s me making the most of “me time”.
Here are the details from today’s run…
8 minutes slow run (warm-up) @ 12 min/mile
12 minutes moderate run @ 11 min/mile
7 minutes slow run (cool-down) @ 12 min/mile
I was starting to think that the speed difference between my warm-up/cool-down and moderate run was too slight. And then my running coach confirmed this.
So I’m going to try slowing down the slow run and hopefully that will allow me to speed up my moderate run.
Next run on the schedule will be at the local track. I’m really excited about running outside on flat ground. I haven’t done that since I started running a few months ago.
I’ll go old-school, no GPS or phone. I’ll just have a Timex watch to record my splits.
Do you prefer working out in the morning or afternoon?
Do you like listening to music while you exercise?
Do you like to over think pretty much everything in your life?
Do you do a warm-up and cool-down slow run?