OK, technically that was W1D3 of C25K, but I've been going off program a bit.
I bought gloves today-- that helped quite a lot. I couldn't quite find the right fingerless gloves for what I wanted, so I bought a pair of regular gloves at REI and went all glove surgeon on them. They were excellent. I also picked up a TuneBelt to carry my phone, which seems to have solved the problem of resetting the timers. I still need headphones, though.
It's fun being out with all the dog walkers. The meat smoking company that's in the next block from me was smoking up a storm tonight, and it smelled fabulous as I went past. Someday I should really go over there and get some bacon.
My shoulders don't hurt as much tonight as they did last time. My left knee was feeling tight for a while, though. Damn, this getting old thing sucks!
After my last run I had a little chat with Google Maps and figured out how long each block in my neighborhood is. That allows me to do some simple math and figure out how fast I ran. Tonight I was mostly in the 5-6 mph range, but I did one last segment at something like 7.5-8mph. Since I did the last C25K at sub-4MPH, this is a big change.
I'm headed to Vegas later this week. The hotel as a fitness center... I think I'll take my running shoes.
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