Last night when I was at the gym Tom got me on the treadmill to work on my running stamina which in turn should help with my endurance and considering I've got a two mile swim coming up very soon a bit endurance wouldn't go amiss!!
Anyway he wanted me to run / jog (I'm not sure what my pace qualifies as) until I got to 15 minutes and it was only as I was thinking how pleased I was to have reached 3/4 mile without stopping to walk that I remembered that I'd set myself this very goal for June.
I'd only been running for about 9 minutes so I knew I'd make it to the mile marker before the 15 minutes was over but then I panicked, I didn't have my phone on me to document this occasion!!
Luckily Tom came to the rescue because he had his phone in his pocket and he managed to take a photo (on a bit of weird angle due to the fact that I was still running at the time) at just after I reached the mile marker!! Yippee
So here it is as proof of my achievement
Distance: 1.01 miles
Time: 12.11 mins
A 12 minute mile isn't bad is it?
I'm quite pleased with it anyway - I'm hoping to be able to run a 5K at some point and I think I'd be happy with that kind of pace for my first attempt as long as I can keep that pace for another 2 miles!! That's the big question.
I'm even more pleased with this because this run was AFTER a harrowing set of boxing, sit ups and medicine ball work so I wasn't as fresh as a daisy lets put it that way.
I might now have to add an outside mile to my June goals because I find running outside harder than on the treadmill so it's something else to push for.
Interestingly enough my trousers didn't fall down when running on the treadmill!! I don't know why they feel the need to when in the presence of lots of the general public (believe me it's not something anyone wants to see especially early on a weekend morning!!) maybe its the slightly different motion between running on the road to the treadmill? Hmmmm I'm sure it'll remain one of life's mysteries!!
I got an email from the company I bought my
Oh and I told Tom about my Snickers run (I try and keep secrets from him like that because he makes me work harder as punishment but he's just so nice I end up blabbing anyway!!) thinking I'd be praised for working out to gain my treat? Nope!! He said I should have eaten my Snickers before my workout because they're great for energy which would have resulted in a better workout!!
But lets face it, if I'd already eaten my prize before going on a run, the said run wouldn't have happened. Humph - sometimes you just can't win!!
Anyways I'm off again