Today was the first day of my training program for my half marathon. It went really well. Todays run was a 30min run. I ran 2.92miles in the 30mins. That put me at a 10:15 per mile pace. I was really happy with that. It’s one of my better times.
I think what made this run better than some of my past ones is that I was focused on a time goal, not a distance one. When I want to run a certain distance I try running fast for a long time, then take a break, then run again. With the time goal, I didn’t do that. I stayed at one pace for almost the whole run. I took a couple little breaks. They didn’t last longer than two minutes. By the end of the run I was so surprised that I ran at the pace I did. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t reach 3 miles because I was so close. I thought about running the last little bit, but I reminded myself this was a timed run, and not to focus on the distance, so I let it go.
Overall, I would say my first day of training was successful. I’m really excited to see how the rest of it goes. I hope it can continue to feel as good as it did today.