I couldn't believe it - the kiddo went right to sleep last night! That meant there was time for me to get all the lunches and clothes ready for the next day - and I could be on (and off) the treadmill at a reasonable time! Yippee! This was a very good thing, because yesterday's goal was to run 4 miles. Most of the time, the kiddo doesn't want to cooperate at bedtime and I can only manage to get in about 20 minutes on the treadmill before the 10 o'clock news comes on.
The run felt great. I did a 1 mile warm-up at about a 10:40 pace, the next 2.0 miles were around a 10:10 pace, then a gradual cool down. I am finding that it's getting easier and easier to stay in the lower 10-minute range for longer periods. I am a slow runner, I know that...but I feel like I am making some progress. That's the crazy thing that triathlon training has done for me - it has kept me from getting burnt out on the running. Being able to swim and bike during the week and only run 3 days per week has been great. When I do finally run, I am more willing to give it my all. When I am only focusing on running, I have a tendency to just "get'er done" sometimes. Not really give it my all, just go through the motions and get the runs done. I would love to know how my times compare to last year, but for some reason I chose not to record my pace times. Must have been pretty bad...then again, I was finishing grad school and just had a baby too. LOL! Anyway, I do feel stronger than last year - that much I know. :-)
Treadmill Run, 4 miles, 41:58, 10:29 pace