Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Eh, It's A Start
Here are the splits for the 8 mile run:
8:04, 7:31, 6:59, 6:58, 6:50, 6:48, 6:42, 8:30
The temperature was only 72F with 90% humidity, so about normal for mid-August in the Midwest. But the course I ran had quite a few long hills and I've done very little hill running over the past few weeks. So overall I was fairly happy with the pace.
The main thing I'm trying to focus on is not going too fast too soon. At this point, I need to drop about 8-10 lbs and start increasing the distance. But more than that, I need to increase my core and hip work. I'm really weak through the middle right now and I can feel little twinges here and there simple due a weak core. But I've actually been adding a little more ab and hip work over the past few weeks, so hopefully I'll get right before long.
Anyway, the run wasn't anything to bang a gong about ... but it's a good benchmark. Have a good week.