My first run using the walk/run timer

I was looking forward to my run today so that I could use my new walk/run timer.  I set it to 4 minutes run 1 minute walk.  It took me a long time to get outside for my run because when I got up the temp was only 25 degrees.  When I did finally hit the road after 10:00 it made it up to 32.  But that meant I had to wear my jacket.  I have only had to wear my jacket a few times this winter so far. 

My legs felt a little hard because I had done the elliptical machine on Thursday and only took one day off to rest.  I will have to account for that in my future to see how I recover.  I did a 3.31 mile run in 34 minutes.  I think I am getting wrapped up in my timing and shouldn’t.  I did the walk/run to help preserve my leg and I think because of the colder temps today my pace was slower.  So I did a 10:22 per mile run instead of my usual 10:00 per mile run.  I’ll see what happens as I keep training with the run/walk/run method.

A favorite post run thing I love is my glass of skim milk with ovaltine!

All in all, I’m happy with the progress and this approach to training for a half marathon and will be glad tomorrow when I wake up, have a cup of tea and won’t have to rush out the door for anything.  Sundays are good for that.


One thought on “My first run using the walk/run timer

  1. Nishant Hiremath

    Run/Walk is really amazing i have tried it past and could reach 4K. Recently i have started again to use this method to reach 5K this time. This time i am fully motivated as i have already announced to my friends(over 100) to whom i am accountable and i am sure i will be there this time. I wish you all the best on your journey. If you get time do visit (not my blog) where you would find tonnes of information and motivation is one of the top blog for fitness advise in the world. Leo is my inspiration who triggered to start my journey to 5K. I hope you will find it useful. I will follow your blog to support and encourage you. Have a nice day.

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