3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 5

3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 5

November 12, 2020.

My pre-run meal consisted of a turkey sandwich on Wonder bread and (2) bags of trail mix. Also drank about 8 ounces of water. I wasn’t going to run out of fuel today

Yesterday, I started off fine but then felt hungry and fatigued for the last mile. My thoughts were a slight pre-run diet change was needed. So I made sure to address this today.

My body has quickly adapted the running, which is good to see. Since I started this running challenge I’ve been pretty happy that I maybe wasn’t in as bad a running shape as I feared.

Today, the weather was a total washout. The temperature was 63F during the run. During the time I was on the road, 2.6 inches had already fallen.

My weather app said the wind was 10 mph, but it still wasn’t an issue. While it was a crappy day to be outside, it was still better than running on a treadmill.

Completed my pre-run checklist; light stretching, a power check for the phone and air pods, grabbed my handheld phone carrier and grabbed a running jacket.

3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 5 – Running Data

Date: November 12, 2020

Distance: 3.01 miles

Duration: 30:33

Avg Pace: 10:08 (min/mil)

Calories burned: 424

Elevation Gain: 100 (ft)

Temperature: 63F

Weather: Rainy

Wind: 10 mph

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3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 5 - Running Route
3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 5 – Run Route
3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 5 - Time splits
3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 5 – Time Splits

3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 5 – Notes:

No change in my run circuit.

My body felt good from start to finish.

I made sure to take in enough calories to hitting the road. Felt a lot better.

I was tempted today to really pick up the pace on the last mile. But after being forced to run through puddles due to two-way traffic and small shoulders in certain places, my shoes were totally soaked. I’ll consider a faster mile 3 tomorrow.

My time today was inline with yesterday. Actually, it was a few seconds better and my best time so far. I haven’t tried pushing the pace at all at this point of the challenge.

I know I’m capable of running faster, but I don’t want to rush things.

If I’m feeling motivated tomorrow, I will try to get under the 30 minute barrier. Just have to start out faster. Maybe if I do more of a pre-run regimen, I can begin better.

Also – Did 100 push-ups after the run.

Post-run meal – Nothing really. Probably because I had a good base to start with. Will just wait until dinner in a few hours.

3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 5 – Complete!

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