Friday, April 4, 2008

First Day On The Pavement

So I'm in balmy NC (visiting the homestead) instead of in chilly Michigan. But we've got an overcast, rainy pattern for a few days, so I had planned to go to the gym again today.

But our schedule got a little jammed and my only opportunity for some miles would be too short for the gym, so off to the park I went for my first outdoor, pavement run/walk since I started training with Team Voice!

I quickly realized it wasn't as chilly as I thought, so I had to take off my sweatshirt. So now I was about to run carrying a phone, a water bottle and a sweatshirt! But it was actually okay.

I did a 5-min walking warm-up, then a 20-min run, then a 5-min cool down. Two things I noticed right away: (1) It was waaaay more interesting moving forward and seeing the scenery change (unlike treadmill). (2) I could actually "feel" the small dips and swells in the pavement as I ran. That was pretty neat, because as a walker, I can't say that I ever felt that before.

I'll run outside again on Sunday, for a longer amount of time and a longer distance. I can't wait to see how it goes!


DisHippy said...

Great Job on AATM yesterday. Lot's of great info and it was neat to put at least a voice to the name.

Rae! said...

I am glad to hear you made it outside. What we all miss is all the smells and things going on when we get to jog/walk.
I haven't listen to the show yet.Do a l call in the next show is the one year!!!