Distance: 1.1 miles
Avg. Pace: 17:12 min/mile.
I walked some, ran some and Ashley (my dog) ran with me. and now i am home...wiped out. but i got that horrendous first run out of my system. the next goal is simple: increase distance and start to lower the min/mile pace. also...run more, walk less.
I can tell how out of shape i am though. after the first walk/run cycle, i was breathing hard, my heart was pounding and i was actually surprised i could run for 30 seconds at a time and how short a distance a 30 second run seemed. a guy walking by with his dog asked if i was having trouble getting my rhythm going...i told him i was just getting going period and he said my stride was impressive for a first time run...so now i just have to get the strength and the energy going. so i suppose it could have been worse.
but for comparison...if i had had run a 17:12 min/mile pace at the marine corps marathon, i would have been riding home on the straggler bus...talk about a wounded ego....
now off to drink some water and start my normal weekend chores...
Thank GOD I am not aiming for my first 5K until March.
Geaux Saints! Who dat!