So I have been running 3 miles since May 30th. That was my very first time running it. This past week I have been feeling very stuck with my progress. The running plan I laid out is now easy for me. Very rarely do I need to slow down or stop. ( to see the outline, see my May 30th post- Ive Found My Groove)
I talked with the hubby for hours about it today and he told me that it means that I need to up my intensity level. Sooooooo, tonight was my first night at "kicking it up a notch" (Emeril's sooo cool) Here's my new and improved schedule:
Lap12---6.5 and then 7 mph
Let me tell you all!!!!!! It kicked my booty!!! Seriously! I had to take like 12 ten second breaks in between.(maybe a bit more I didn't really count them) It wasn't my legs that were bugging me it was my lungs! I got so use to running at 5 mph that my lungs weren't working hard. Sheesh. Thet's not the case anymore. They are definitely working!!!!
I completed 3 miles in 36 minutes even. That's a 12 minute mile. ( I previously did a 14 minute mile, 42 min 3 mile)I shaved off 6 minutes from my previous plan's layout!!! Isn't that wonderful?!?! My legs are all rubbery feeling and were a bit shaky right after I finished, but even just sitting here typing this I can feel that they were worked out harder! WOOHOOO! I feel amazing.
I am however have one problem. Whenever I get up to 6.5-7 mph, I get a pain in the arch of my left foot. It feels like its stretching and pulling and burns too. I have no clue what it is so I'm throwing it out there to all of you....does anyone know what the heck it is and how to fix it? It's really cramping my style....hahahahahahahahahahaha!
Anyways, I'm off to shower and settle the youngsters into beddy by because me and the love have a webcam date tonight at 10:15! WOOOO!
Hope you all had a good Saturday and thanks for stopping by!