Ran for the first time. 2.16 mi in 18:18 #twit2fit

I intended to go outside to walk 2 miles, despite my back being pretty tight still.  Leaving the gym, I had to decide whether I wanted to bring my iPod Classic (arm band) and phone with me (no pockets).  Doing so would have guaranteed that I wouldn’t have run.  However, I left both behind.

I started out at a nice trot, just enough to roll the feet forward for a smooth transition.  By the 0.2 mile mark, I was down to an average pace of 8’53”.  By the end of the first mile, I was down to an 8’37” pace.  My second mile was at an 8’14” pace.  My limiting factor quickly became aerobic capacity with lungs and heart.  Much more than 2 miles and I would have hit a pretty hard wall.

Now that I’m finished with the run,  my back (and lingering sinus infection) actually feels better than before.

RunningAHEAD – Strings_n_88keys’s log: View Workout.