two down, ten to go
Second week check in post and I’m feeling good. I’ve been keeping up with the training plan like a boss. Not liking the increasing amount of miles I have to run but I guess I knew it would be coming. All the runs so far have been in the treadmill because well, it’s cold. That’s kinda lame especially since I purchased running apparel specifically designed for the cold. However, it has been snowing lately so the streets are still a bit icy. This past week was a little bit stressful with work, school, and studying for the PMP exam. There was so much stuff going on that I decided to reschedule the exam for end of March (it was supposed to be this Saturday). Now that I have one less thing on my plate I can focus on some of the more immediate things I need to do.
Week 2 is designed as the “fundamentals” week. I ran a total of 16.31 miles and my average pace was 8:32. My longest run this week was 5 miles and each time I tried to do the 5k portion without stopping, then walk for a bit before picking it up again. I noticed that I generally enjoyed the first 3 miles, after that, not so much. I don’t think I’ll be able to keep up the same pace when the miles start to creep up. I’m trying to squeeze in some outside runs this upcoming week. I have Thursday and Friday off from work so I really have no excuse.
It’s the start of a brand new week… I ain’t scared.