All week I’ve been dreading the 5 mile run scheduled for today, like a rock in my stomach. I’ve never run so far before, and I only hit 4 miles a short while ago so I was reluctant to push farther so soon.
Plus, increasing my mileage is taking a toll on my legs. They were still sore today. When I started my run there was pain and I didn’t have a very good start– basically I would run until it hurt a lot and then I walked. I had to do this for the first mile and a half. But after that my legs finally loosened up and I could run normally.
It took me a bit over an hour all told (1:06 I think). Unfortunately, just as I was hitting my last groove to get to the end the treadmill stopped. It only goes for an hour! So I had to stand there and mash the stop button to get it to clear and turn it back on.
So, now I know I can do it. It wasn’t fun, but I didn’t die so that exceeds my expectations going in!