Week 2, Day 4: Easter Run

  • 6:00 P.M.
  • Time: 30:40 Minutes
  • Distance: 2.51 Miles
  • Pace: 12:13
  • MPH: 4.91
  • Route: Bentonville North Trail
  • Added Weight: 12 lb Vest

Global Cooling: It was 46º today!

Toinght I added 12 lbs of weight with a adjustable weight vest. It was definately noticable! Katie got it for me for Christmas & I have been afraid to use it! I wore it around the house and I could feel it just walking down the hall! I was lifting weights a lot last year and I knew that I needed to lose some FAT, but I wanted to keep the bulk & muscle mass I had gained. I figured it would help my legs and body stay strong while adding cardio. I never got a chance to use it before we started running.
We missed 2 days this week due to a slight illness and SNOW. We don’t breathe too well in the cold. We went anyway today (on a scheduled rest day ) and I could pace my steps with my weezing! That wasn’t good.  However, we had one of our best runs ever! I’m not too sure why. We both thought we would be slower due to the stiffness from a few days off and the cold temperatures, but we just kept going. There were about 2 times today that I wanted to quit, but having Katie running with me kept me going.

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Week 1, Day 4

This was a really fun run. We had plenty of time to stretch and we both felt really good before hand. The map is not up to date and shows dirt and woods, but now it is a paved trail that is 2 miles total leading over to A Street. It doesn’t loop, so we went out and back. The trail is very nice because on one side of the trail they left soft, smooth gravel which was a BIG plus on the ol’ knees. I didn’t think we would get much under 14 PR with the “Run/Walk” beginning program, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that with each run, we are getting a little faster & running a little farther. The funny thing is, we aren’t even trying to improve pace or speed or distance. We are just going for 30 minutes: 2 Minute Run, 4 Minute Walk.

Tomorrow starts Week 2: 3 & 3 week! We are excited to get in that extra 5 minutes of run (total). Both of us felt like we could have done a 3 & 3 yesterday, but Katie kept me on track with our plan.

If you get a chance to run any of these routes, let me know what you think!