Monday, March 17, 2008

Running Update Week #1

More of a walking/running update to be honest. I want to be able to run 5K(~3.2 miles) 3x a week eventually, but taking more than 10 years off the running thing means that's not happening anytime soon... so I decided that I'd start going 5K but just run as much as I can and build myself up to running the whole thing. The route is a pretty scenic one that goes along the esplanade from Spaulding to the Mass Ave Bridge and back again... very pretty, but it can be wee bit windy along the water.

I ran probably 2/3rds of the first leg to the bridge, and almost none on the way back. I think it took an hour, so I was going pretty slowly, but I'm not sure how slow since I didn't bring a watch.

Maybe I should borrow a heart rate monitor from work to track my progress. I wonder if that would help me keep motivated... and I wonder how awful my legs are going to feel tomorrow... time will tell.