Monday, April 11, 2011

Hot, Hot, Hot

Finally, I got a run in after nearly two weeks off. I've not been a good runner after finishing the marathon.  And my weight has shown it.  I've gained about 7 lbs.  Ugg!  Time to kick my butt in gear and get back to a routine.

I ran only 1.54 miles, but they were significant.  One, it was the first time since the beginning of last fall that I ran in shorts.  It was only 76F but I could have sworn it was in the upper 80s.  Time to get used to running in the heat.  Two, this was the first run in about 9 months that I didn't take a walk break.  I've been doing run/walks for so long it felt odd not stopping.  My time was good.  A decent 14:23 for a 9:21 pace.  I didn't feel like I was going hard but I did develop some shoulder pain (my form of side stitches) coming around the last lap.  I know it's from my breathing, not stopping for a quick catch of my breath. It'll take a few runs to settle back into breath management. Three, this 1.5 miles marked the 500th mile I've tracked since starting to run last year.  It may not be near as much as many other runners get in, but with various setbacks, I've had many instances of going two weeks plus without running.  Now off to my next 500!

I'm going to start running 3 times during the week instead of two Mon, Wed, and Fri.  Hopefully I'll burn off that extra weight soon.  :)


Jen said...

Happy 500!

d.a.r. said...

Good luck getting back into it!!

It was so unexpectedly HOT this weekend, I almost keeled over on my run! I am used to like 40s and 50s. And wearing gloves in the morning because my hands freeze. And then we had a crazy 90 degree day on Saturday. Of course, that's the day of my first 5K of the season, ha!