And today the cool Fall weather has finally arrived! So I took Allie for a nice loooong walk this evening. And I used my FitTrack App GPS to keep track of my pace and mileage. And I had a crazy discovery.
All of my jogs are still a combination of running and walking... 1.5 miles is the longest I've run consecutively, then I walk a bit and run again. I email myself my FitTrack results after each session to keep track of if I'm actually getting better... here is what I found:
One of my most recent runs I went 4.19 miles with an average pace of 10:47 (this includes my warm up, cool down, jogging, and walking between jogs)
Tonight's walk with Allie we went 6.43 miles with an average pace of 10:53
So why am I killing myself running? I walk so fast it averages out to almost the same pace... and I go longer because I'm not dying.
I still really enjoy the feeling I get when I run and how accomplished I feel. But it was also helpful for me to see this to know that it's okay if I just walk.
And on another note (not completely unrelated) how the HECK did Allie gain another pound since the end of August when we take 6 mile walks?!