- Ran on the treadmill this evening. It was one of my speedier runs in a while. I figured, the faster I crank up the 'mill, the quicker I'll get done! I started the treadmill at about 11:00/mile for the first mile. The second mile was somewhere in the 10:00/mile vicinity and the last mile was everywhere on the 9:00/mile area. So, 3 miles in 31:04 minutes.
- I did some math while running. If I want to meet my 1,000-mile goal (running miles only) by the end of December, I need to log at least 83 miles a month. I should have done this math a LONG time ago. January is almost over and I have only logged 42 miles as of today. Granted I'll have 2 more long runs (11 and 12 miles), it is only putting me close to 80 miles. But hey, not too late to start tracking and hitting my monthly goals. Still have time to catch up!
- Another math thing I did while running. If I ran at an 11:00/mile pace, I should finish a half marathon at 2 hours 23 minutes. That gives me about 7 minutes of buffer time to drink/walk at the water stops and probably even a second or two to lament/whine about how many more miles I'll need to do to finish the half.
So, lots of numbers, right?
Do tell me if I miscalculated. Because for the longest time during my run, I thought 140 minutes was 1 hour and 40 minutes! Thank goodness I'm aware and realistic about my slow pace, there's NO WAY I would be running a half in 1 hour 40 minutes - at least not now.