3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 1

The beginning

3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 1 is here. November 8, 2020.

Let’s get this b*tch started!

For this running challenge, I am using Map My Run running app. The reason I use this running app is that it is just an awesome app. While they have a premium option available, I am using the free version for now. There is more than enough data with the free version of this amazing running app to use with this challenge.

3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 1 -Running Data

Date: November 8, 2020

Time: 1:33pm EST

Distance: 3.00 miles

Duration: 32:39

Avg Pace: 10:51

Calories burned: 435

Elevation Gain: 104 (ft)

Temperature: 78F

Weather: Sunny and Clear

Wind: Minimal

Podcast: Venture Voice – VV Show #53 – David Cohen of TechStars

Here are some screen shots of my running app <see below>

screen shots from Map My Running running app. Day 1
First day of My 3 miles a day for 30 days running challenge!

Here is more running data.

running splits and elevation data from Day 1


Like all first days, I felt great. I was not trying to set any land speed records, but going with an easy, comfortable pace. It was an unseasonable warm day and beautiful. Couldn’t ask for a better day to start a running challenge.

What I liked most about the run was having something entertaining to listen to. Years ago, I just ran with nothing but my thoughts. I eventually evolved to listening to music. But music is so “hit and miss”, and gets old after a while. Today, I listened to a podcast… game changer!

While the podcast I listened to was interesting and kept my attention, the key was the podcast kept me engaged for the duration of the run. Keeping your mind occupied is a major factor as you increase your mileage!

During the run, I felt warm but good. After the run, I noticed that my body felt warmer than usual until I went to bed.

Post-run dinner was rice and chicken (cooked in cream of chicken sauce). I also had some Ben & Jerry’s to cap it off (half a pint).

Proceed to Day 2