Friday, January 25, 2013

First outdoor run!

I ran for the first time outside today.  I did 3 miles in 30 minutes and 36 seconds.  That averages out to just over 10 minutes per mile, almost a minute slower per mile than on the treadmill; but, you know what? I’m okay with that because I feel great...I knew I could make the transition from treadmill to real world running. my goal is to run a 5K (3.1 miles) in 30 minutes or less...I’m VERY close to that goal too can't wait to pick the 5K I want to run in march or April and cross that finish line and then frame my race number!  I feel GREAT right now!  I accomplished something I set out to do and i did it quite well.  In fact, I did it better than I expected.  I expected to have to stop and walk at least once because I've heard that running outside is so much harder than running on a treadmill that moves your feet for you.  While I could tell the difference and it was a little harder, it wasn't as dramatic as some people made it out to be.  I can't wait to do it again on Sunday!


  1. Running on the ground rather than a treadmill IS harder, but more rewarding. For one thing, you get a change of scenery, and a change of air. You get a feel for the ground you run over, and the day's weather as well. Sounds like it's going great for you!

  2. yes, i definitely loved the change of scenery, it made the time just fly by!


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