Anyways I've found myself running on the treadmill at the YMCA a lot more lately. It's the perfect way to knock out a few miles indoors while strangers watch my baby for me.
Yesterday I tried to spice up my run by increasing the speed 0.1 every 1:30 minutes starting at 7.0.
Once I reached 8.5 I reduced my speed by 0.1 instead until I completed 4 miles.
Mile 1 8:25
Mile 2 16:10 (7:45 min/mile)
Mile 3 23:25 (7:15 min/mile)
Mile 4 30:40 (7:15 min/mile)
Total distance 4.3 miles = 33 minutes
The act of having to remember to increase my speed every 1:30 minutes helped to distract me. Plus I was able to keep some "gas in the tank" to run a little further than my usual 5k.
And now here's a picture of Mason sleeping in the BOB on our porch. Of course he fell asleep during the last few minutes of our walk and I couldn't bear to wake him.
Check out that pouty lip!
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