Faster jog

When I run, it is pretty slow.  I don’t necessarily want to be slow, but the reality is I’m a slow runner. I keep working on getting faster on a 5k so I can run a fun one again.  Every once in a while, I will try to run a 5k as fast as I can like I would in a race.  It is my type of speed work.  As a bigger runner, I find that the long pounding of a slow run tends to hurt the joints more than a quick short run.  That tends to hit the muscles in my legs more.  Today was 43:13 a minute faster than 2 weeks ago.  So yeah, a little  bit of a faster jog than what I have been doing.  I still think of it as a jog because I am over 12 minutes per mile.  I mean it feels like I’m running, but it looks like I’m shuffling with some sort of zombie plague… Man I love these shoes. I have a pair of Nike Vomero 6 and they are by far the most comfortable running shoes I think I’ve ever owned.  I really like the cloud feeling when I wear these compared to my brooks shoes that just don’t feel as cushioned.  Anyways, Cheers to faster 5ks all around.

By | 2016-12-15T23:21:23+00:00 June 4th, 2014|running, training plans|0 Comments

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I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.

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