Matt (the boyfriend) was in town this weekend so I dragged him on a training run with me.
The reservoir loop in Central Park is 1.58 miles. We did a 5 minute walk to get there as a warm-up and then did intervals of run for 1:30, walk for 2 min, as per the C25K program.
I have never ran with Matt before and he let me keep the pace. He was surprised at how “fast” I was running, which nearly made me keel over from laughing so hard. He suggested I could do higher intervals of running if I ran more slowly but I feel like I’m already running slowly.
I can’t decide if it’s better to maintain my speed and build the distance slowly and then improve my speed after that OR build the distance at a slower pace and once I have it down, improve my speed.
Looks like I have some research and experimenting to do this week!
I’m also giving the stink eye to some phlegm rattling around in my chest. I’m not sure where it came from but it better not lead to any asthma issues! I’m doing everything precautionary to make sure this doesn’t hinder my training at all!