My indoor runs using a treadmill has seen some progress. I’ve been clocking less than 24 minutes (23:58 to be precise) for a 3 kilometer run so I thought I really need to try the real track outside to see how it is. I’ve always known that running inside is easier than running outside since there are no factors like the sun, wind and the hard pavement pounding on the knee joints. Alas, I was right.
The weather was perfect last Friday so we went out to run in the new park near our house that has a 1345 meters oval track. It’s a rubberized track so it’s friendlier to the joints. I gave it a go and the hubs waited for me in the start/finish line with a timer in his hand. I gave it my best but it was hard! I ran further to 1500 m to complete half of the 3K and had 14 minutes and 35 seconds. That would mean, running on the same pace, I’ll complete the 3K in about 29 minutes. I was running and walking alternately though I wish I could run it entirely. See what I mean with running outside is so much harder!
I’ll go again on Friday and beat my previous time.
On the other hand, my husband tried to run the track too. Take note that this is the guy who does not exercise AT ALL, have no food restrictions in his diet and even sleeps waaay later than I do! He was even wearing slippers not running shoes.
He ran 1500m in 9 short minutes.
How did that happen? I can only assume because he is so thin, he didn’t have to really run but was carried by the wind!