What were your distances/times this week?
Thursday– 1.86 miles in 23 minutes
Saturday– 4.08 miles in 56 minutes
Monday– 1.01 miles in 11 minutes (I actually shaved off 2 seconds from my last “fast mile”, which I try to do at least once a week)
What motivated you to run this week?
I’m trying to get back to my longest distance, to date, which is 6 miles. I am hoping to get there by the end of August, which is attainable if I add a mile a week (as I hit 4 miles this week)
What did you think about while running this week? Did you have any random or profound thoughts?
I was actually thinking about how listening to an audiobook would do to my running, at least as far as time goes. I feel like it would hurt my time. I tend to drive slower when I listen to an audiobook, at least ones I’m interested in, because that gives me more time to listen. I’m not sure if that would change when I run. Plus, the faster-paced music helps me move and feel more energized, I feel–even if it is just the Beach Boys 🙂
Did you reach any specific goals this week? Do you have goals for this coming week?
I didn’t have any real goal this week. But I feel like I’m making good progress with my distance. I actually ran 4 miles with a 13 minute-mile average–I think the last time I ran 4 miles it was a 14-minute mile, so I’m good with that slight progress.
What did you listen to while you ran this week?
Same thing all month: Beach Boys, B-52s, Michael Jackson, and some 1990s throwback songs.
Where did you run? New route, old route? Did you see anything special?
Same old, same old. I always run on the trail. I won’t always do that, eventually I might run in town. But I feel a bit self-conscious. I know when people are on the trail they’re doing it for the exercise, so I don’t feel like they’d judge me. When I feel a bit more confident in my running, I won’t mind it so much when others see me.
Do you listen to music, audiobooks, etc. while you run?
Or do you prefer the peace of quiet?
As I was talking about earlier, I don’t listen to audiobooks, yet, and I’m reluctant to try it. But I listen to music that makes me happy, not exactly music to pump me up. But, when I hear “Dude Looks Like a Lady”, I get a smile on my face 🙂 I haven’t ever tried running without music. It makes it easier to hear my own breathing (or panting, really), which makes me feel slower. But maybe if I didn’t have anything to measure my time with at all, I’d go faster 😕
Running Round-Up is a weekly meme I write about my running for the week. I post it on Tuesdays, but if you want to do it along with me, don’t feel the need to do Tuesdays–any day is okay, just link back to my post There are a series of questions I answer every week (feel free to omit a question if you don’t like it), but a different more interesting question at the end of each post.