I mentioned last week that we weren’t starting the Run Goal until this week. It’s tough getting into ketosis and getting cardio in the first week. I’m old and I just don’t enjoy the pain that much anymore. That being said, we had 3 runs scheduled this week and we got all 3 of them done. I say 3 runs but I’m not sure what I did this week any runner would actually consider “running”. Gotta start somewhere.
So far so good with the Nike Run app. They have a coach section, you put in your goal and completion date, give it a few more bits of personal information about long run and pace and voila, you have a plan. In theory it should adapt for me over the course of the program. In my case, I targeted 6/1/19 for a half marathon. I told it my long run right now was 1 mile and my best pace was 14min/mile. It’s all true, it’s really that bad.
My last half marathon was in April of 2013. At the time I was roughly 50lbs lighter and I was running a sub ten minute mile on short runs. After my 1 mile intro long run today, that seems like 100 years ago. Again, gotta start somewhere.
I gotta say, the Garmin data is far superior. Their interface is better. Apple GPS seems to work pretty well. All in all I miss my Garmin for running, but every other moment of the week Apple Watch is far superior.
Here’s a quick snapshot of my pathetic first long run summary:
The first run this week was half a mile, and the second was a Benchmark run. Benchmark is basically warm up for 7 minutes, run your ass off for 3 minutes then cool down for 5 minutes.