stats: time 44:48; distance 3.20; calories 555; pace 13:57 (max of 10:02); heartrate average 167, max 205 (ewps).
the hardest part is definitely getting into the routine. once i’ve convinced myself that i’ll go, it’s not so bad. went today with my brother and his girlfriend–probably went a touch faster than i would have on my own, but i’m happy with my heart rate and my pace. i have a regatta this weekend, so i’m not sure if i’ll run before i head to the lake either saturday or sunday, but i’d like to. i know for a fact that if i don’t go in the morning, i won’t go after i get back. i’ll just play it by ear i suppose.
i have to say, i’m really happy with how easy getting back on track has been. i assumed that after not running for so long i’d have to start over and be miserable all the time, but that just isn’t the case. i’m sure it helps that i’ve dropped more than 20 pounds since the last time i ran, but i definitely feel better running.