Today is the first opportunity I’ve had to run outside with Sheila the Garmin working properly! (Reading the user’s manual was really helpful, not shockingly.)
I’m doing a lot of shuffling this week because I’m traveling for work and I have Monday off work. So, everything’s going to be a little early. I’m planning on running Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, taking Wednesday and Thursday “off” while I’m traveling, and then doing my long run on Friday and some S&S Saturday. Today’s task? 3.5 miles.
I have to say–I’m proud of myself. I don’t think people say that enough. I maintained my perfect goal half marathon pace–9:55–while running on the treacherous hills in my neighborhood. And it was just kind of innate–I feel like I have muscle memories of that pace and it just is natural. I COULD have run a little faster on a flat treadmill, but I think keeping up this pace on hills is a good sign, since my half marathon course is flat. Go me!
Here’s the final stats:
Then I finally installed my Garmin software on my computer to use and played around with a bit. Here is the actual graphic proof that my neighborhood is hilly to the max:
You can see the six laps around my neighborhood!
I really like being able to see my stats–my only complaints about the Garmin are a) it takes a few minutes for the satellites to load in the beginning and b) the software is all wonky on my computer. I keep having to re-load it and it keeps telling me that I need to connect my Garmin since it’s the first time I’m using the software. Lame. But, all in all, it’s a good tool.
So, crossing another run off the ol’ training schedule. Now we’re watching Julie and Julia (despite my irrational dislike of Meryl Streep), and generally decompressing. I might go buy some prenatal vitamins this afternoon–my hairdresser yesterday recommended them for hair and nail growth and strength! I have a LOT of hair, but it’s very fine, and as it’s getting longer I want it to get stronger too, so hey, can’t hurt, right?
What are YOU proud of that you’ve done recently?