Got my new running shoes today.
Someone somewhere said that the brighter the shoes the faster the runner.
Being that my New Balances are Electric Blue, I need all the speed I can get!
Dave and I ran a new route tonight. We finally had a beautiful spring day and so we decided to get off the treadmill and take advantage of it.
We went to the park to tackle the naturally hilly terrain.
I was very intimidated by the hills, two pretty good sized ones, and the rest of the route was a gradual incline or decline with some rolling hills thrown in.
We did the first mile and I felt pretty good. It took me the first mile to figure out my comfort zone on the steep hills, and on the second mile I realized that I was really enjoying myself! My brain wasn't trying to talk me into slowing down, it was too busy making preparations for the next round of rolling hills.
I realized that when I ran my flat route, it was a constant mental battle to keep on. Could it be that I was too bored? I guess I needed more of a challenge, or is it that cute shoes make everything better?
The third mile was when my legs really started to burn, but that is the best time to push through. The last quarter mile was the steepest part and I dug in and sprinted up fast as I could.
My time was about 39 minutes, but my runners app flipped out on me during the second mile, so that is just an estimate.
I don't think my time is too bad, I got to debut my new shoes and tackle a new route.
Our first 5K in in 8 days, next week I'll try to get some sprints in and try to calm my mind.
Wish me luck!