The plan was run 5 minutes, walk a minute... repeat. We skipped the first one since we started before the watch had cycled through the first 6 minutes and we skipped the last one because we only had 1/4 of a mile left. Despite majorly doubting this theory... I did have way more energy when we finished. I was even able to sprint up a hill to the 10 mile marker. Usually, I struggle with this hill. The theory behind this is that:
- It gives you something to look forward to.... waiting for the watch to beep was fun.
- It has been proven that if you walk for a minute, you only need to increase your speed by 5 seconds on your runs to make up that time.
- The minute walk is so fast, you have just enough time to take a sip or stretch your arms before it is time to run again.
Our mile splits:
Mile 1 - 10:30
Mile 2 - 11:04
Mile 3 - 11:00
Mile 4 - 10:55
Mile 5 - 10:47
Mile 6 - 10:51
Mile 7 - 10:43
Mile 8 - 10:35
Mile 9 - 10:33
Mile 10 - 9:40
Deck Progress: We are moving right along... The framing of the deck is finished, now they are working on the framing of the stairs.... Framing Inspection is set for Wednesday morning.
How was your long run? Racing today? How are you celebrating July 4th? Well, no church or July 4th celebrations for us... Kiera is still running a fever and now the Doctor this is might not be Strep. UGH! But she is still considered contagious... so we will have to stay home. No church, no July 4th parade in Garrett Park with Grandma... but we will still have a yummy dinner: hamburgers (real ones not turkey ones), hotdogs with buns, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans.... and CHIPS! YUM!!!!!