Tuesday, May 11, 2010
"I run 5"
Once I was over half way, I became confident I would finish. I did finish and I finished with an OK time for me. I averaged just under an 11:30 minute mile.
This is my snazzy garmin forerunner 305. It has GPS and a heart rate monitor, so it tracks my speed and distance throughout my runs. It really helps keep me motivated and honest in my runs. I just bought this a couple weeks ago, and so far I love it. I will probably post more on it once I have had a chance to play with all the bells and whistles. Notice the cutie pie in the background.
This reminded me of an article I recently read, Flying Solo from the May edition of Runner's World. The article talks about the difference between being able to run 5 miles and being a 5 mile runner. Basically the difference is, to be a 5 mile runner, you need to have run 5 miles with some sort of frequency.
For now, I should probably say "I can run 5" instead of "I run 5". Give me a couple more weeks and maybe I'll have enough 5 milers under my belt to be an official 5 mile runner.