Sunday, June 21, 2009

I had a good week last week until Friday afternoon about 4:30 when a lady told me that we might not be able to use the material we delivered to the site not 8 hours earlier. I don't want to get into it because it's Sunday and it took me two whole days to accept that it's not personal, it's business. I admit, sometimes, I have a really hard time dealing with that but I finally found a way to, at least, get most of it out of my system.

Today, in efforts to follow my training guide, I did 3.2 miles. Ok, so it's about 2 miles short of the overall goal for the day but I can't forget that this is going to take some time --- as in, I can't expect a 5 mile day in the first week of training. I've never done that, not even back in high school sports, so I'm trying to hold the bar fairly low.

I did, however, pass a milestone today. One that I've never been able to do before.
I started out with a 5 min warm up, as usual, at 3.7 mph.
Then I jogged for 33 minutes at 4.2-4.3 mph
Walked at 3.5 for 4 minutes
Jogged again at 4.6 then up to 5 for 6-7 minutes
Cool down for about a minute or so at 2.9 mph
Total time was about 49 minutes.

Umm, 33 minute jog? Excuse me? I realize that time wise with regard to the overall distance isn't all that awesome but 33 minutes? I can't believe that I actually lasted that long. It'll be insane if I ever reach an hour without a break in between.

Today might be a good day. It just might.

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