My first double-digit run done! Woohoo! I did the same warm-up as yesterday- half a mile at 4.0 mph speed on the treadmill, then cranked it up to 6.0 mph for the first 5 miles of my run. Unfortunately, I did have to stop once after 3.5 miles to run to the bathroom, but I think it still counts for a 10 miler! After I finished the first 5 miles, I turned the speed down to 5.5 for 2.5 miles and then 5.0 for the last 2.5 miles. I must admit, my legs and feet were nice and sore after that!
The hardest thing about running 10 miles for the first time was the mental toughness needed. There’s just something about running 10 miles that is harder than 8 or 9. It was helpful that I was able to watch the Olympics during my run. Not only did it keep my mind off the amounts and time going by, but it kept me from getting overwhelmingly bored on the treadmill. Normally, I don’t have a problem with boredom while running, but lately it’s been getting to me. I can’t wait till spring to be able to run outside again! (<- common theme lately!).