As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a fast runner. So, creating a time time goal for the first 5K has been difficult. It still takes me 12 to 13 minutes to jog/run/walk a mile. Yesterday, I managed to do 2 miles in 25:52 – roughly 13 minutes per mile.
I’m hoping that my times will improve, as I continue to follow the program. I’m not really worried about my time, but I don’t want to move so slow that I’m just shuffling along.
I think I’m going to try to run the 5K in 40 minutes or less. A 5K is 3.1 miles, so that averages to about 13 minutes per mile.
On the one hand, I wish that I was much faster.
On the other hand, just four months, I couldn’t jog 1/4 of a mile. Now, I can run, without stopping, a mile-and-a-half, and if I add a little walking in, I can make it the full 3.1 miles.
After yesterday’s run, I had a little time for some weight training, so I focused on my biceps and the AbSolo machine. If your gym has an AbSolo, you have to try it. It’s awesome.