I ran today

Today I went running for the first time in a couple of weeks. I have been biking and swimming but not running. I was just too lazy to get up to swim this AM but I needed to do something so run it was. I covered 3 miles and my Forerunner made me crazy for at least 2.5 of them. I got off to a great start but the next time I looked down the pace said I was running a 14-something mile. No way! I ran faster and it barely got down to 12-something. I stopped, breathed and started up again and the pace dropped slowly from 22-something to 11-something which still didn’t seem right. I finally quit looking at the pace and looked at the total time and distance, instead. Clearly the pace calculation was off. Ultimately I ran 3 miles in 32:29 with the breakdown looking like this:
Mile 1 – 10:13
Mile 2 – 11:11
Mile 3 – 11:02

I’m so tired of being slow. I guess I’ll have to wait until my bike ride is over to start really logging the miles and getting my pace in order, annoying and frustrating as that is.

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7 Responses to I ran today

  1. Bex says:

    Who cares if you’re not Speed Racer? You’re doing great. It sounds like you’re improving, and that is huge.

  2. Bex says:

    Oh, I forgot to add thanks for the comment on my blog, and I actually am in NoCal at least once a year to visit E.’s family. Next time I’ll let you know and we should go for a run/drink if you have time.

  3. 21st Century Mom says:

    yes yes Bex – running and drinking – sounds perfect. In your case it will be jogging because you are so much faster than me. I hope I’m improving – my legs are sore today!

  4. jeanne says:

    Give me a plain old ironman timex. It keeps laps, and it beeps (ok, it used to beep). I’ve heard too many bad reports on the almighty forerunner.but: yay you! Good times!

  5. Susan says:

    That’s great mom – and not so slow!

  6. 21st Century Mom says:

    Oh I love my Forerunner although I loved it more before I upgraded the firmware. It seems a bit wonky now except until I come home and plug it into the computer. When I upload the data I get the real picture both of the data and of my run (you can import it into a satellite image thingie and watch your run from the air!) Also, I lost my Timex Ironman watch 😦 I miss it.

  7. Dave says:

    I should think that less than 5% of 51 year olds could even think about running 3 miles let alone actually doing it, well done, oh and thanks for renting space on my blog.

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