7:30 miles felt GREAT!

Just under 4 miles last night at about 7:30 pace, and it felt great! I'm getting more efficient with my running (vs. a couple weeks ago where you feel awkward, your legs don't really remember how to move right, etc) & getting stronger. I think the biking has really helped the lungs too -- I wasn't breathing or working hard out there. I was surprised at how well last night went, for how little running I've done.

I still have a little trouble when I'm going downhill (I think that bothers the hip/leg joint), but I can tell immediately when I need to stop/stretch/get adjusted. Right now I'm also being really picky -- I want to completely get over this so I don't have to be cautious about it when I ramp up training for Chicago.

So, looks like I'm well on my way! YEAH!!! Now time to sketch out a tentative training plan for the summer (how fun!) & set my sights on Chicago!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Nichole! Yay! I think your cross training has helped to keep your fitness levels up a lot!