I need to stop switching routes! Today was another new one. We have some friends who like to use the trail that is just a mile from our house. I thought that it looked like it would be a little easier because it didn’t have the hills that I’ve been battling. Well, I probably should have looked closer. It didn’t have any steep hills, but the second half of the mile long stretch that starts at our town is an incline and right before the 1 mile mark it gets a little more steep. So, to my friends who use this trail to work out, I need to tell you that your route is not easy! You don’t have to feel like you’re taking a wimpy route.
I pushed myself hard. I had some caffeine earlier and I was feeling kind of jumpy. I parked at the dam and I walked for 2 1/2 minutes down the trail away from town and then turned back and walked 2 1/2 minutes back to the start of the 1 mile stretch. Then I ran for 28 minutes. I ran the mile back to town and then turned and ran a mile back and kept going on the trail. I didn’t make it to the next cross road, but I was probably about a tenth of a mile away. That’s the longest I have ever run. I did a little over 2 1/2 miles in 28 minutes. I can’t tell for sure how far it was exactly ,but I feel good about my time. I worked really hard . I ran longer and farther than I ever did before. The mapmyrun site said my pace for the 28 minutes was 10:43, but I must have entered something wrong because I think that’s an 11:00 pace.