What is this a new tradition in my running schedule. I hope to introduce on a regular basis....
10 K Tuesday
I have been a bit down on myself for not running as much as I want to. Well this is not exactly it. I have been running on a treadmill which is incredibly boring. This was not always true, I used to be able to do the treadmill no trouble, until I started running that is. After running streets and trails nothing else comes is as fulfilling. I found last night that my legs were actually sore after 4 miles. I mean come on. The treadmill caused my legs to fall a bit out of shape. Why, I think because there is no impact on the treadmill, well there is some but it is not the same. So I have gone back to what makes me happy.
Tonight was my first, I hope of many 10k Tuesdays.
How did things go, great thanks for asking. You see, I left the jacket at home and just went out with long sleeve top, pants and gloves (well shoes too). Here the results so that I might build upon them.
10 kilometers (6.2 miles) - 1:15:58 (1143 calories) - Pace Average 12:15
Mile 1: 12:00
Mile 2: 12:10
Mile 3: 11:56
Mile 4: 12:31
Mile 5: 12:30
Mile 6: 12:28
.2 : 11:52 pace
So in the end, I felt so much better tonight than I did last night. It was a nice night for a run. But I did notice as I have in the past that I was the only one running. Now Philadelphia is not the safest place in the world, but my neighborhood does not usually hit the headlines. But it was a nice quite evening for a run, not too cold, traffic was light ... it was good. As you can tell though the course goes down hill about mid way through mile 2 through mile 3 and then up mile 4 and mile 5. So I had to work the hills a bit. Over all a good pace.
The first 10k Tuesday is a success. (Very nice!!!)