New Running Routes
I think I need some new running routes.
The ones I do are OK and doing the same route now and then to gauge your progress (or lack of as the case might be) is always a good thing, but doing the same route all the time is not only a little boring, but hard work too. The trouble is, I know how long I take to do the route, I know my personal best and I know what I need to do it. So, each time I go for a run I’m trying to better myself. I guess that’s good in one way, but it’s hard work and it makes every run a high pressure event.
I did once again manage to beat my PB for my ‘Bird Hide Loop’ today, but it’s getting very hard and I’m now not looking forward to my next run as beating that is going to be extremely difficult. It’s a good feeling to look back over my runs this year though and see how I’ve improved. I don’t run that often so there aren’t many of them but each time I go out I’ve managed to knock quite a bit of time off.
The run is 4.8 miles long and flat. The first time I did it in March my average pace was 8:26 minutes per mile so it took me over 40 minutes. Today I managed to average 6:46 min/mile so did the run in 32:30 – I’m happy with that! Here’s the progress over the year.
- Mar 20th 2010: 40:47
- Apr 15th 2010: 39:16
- Apr 26th 2010: 38:54
- May 7th 2010: 37:30
- Aug 3rd 2010: 35:34
- Sep 29th 2010: 34:54
- Nov 1st 2010: 33:07
- Nov 15th 2010: 32:30
How low can I go? Although, I think I’ll start exploring some new routes first to take the pressure off a little.