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
Avg Pace: 10:51
Calories burned: 435
Elevation Gain: 104 (ft)
Weather: Sunny and Clear
Podcast: Venture Voice – VV Show #53 – David Cohen of TechStars
Here are some screen shots of my running app <see below>
Here is more running data.
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).