Good progress on the walk today. I’ve reduced my overall pace by 2 minutes, going from 18:48 to 16:46/mile. Sweet. Tomorrow we’ll see if I can do this two days in a row or if yesterday’s day off skewed today’s results.
A few weeks ago, I set a goal to consistently walking 4 miles a day, 5 days a week. Speed didn’t matter. I set my sights on distance.
I’m happy to report I’ve hit my goal. Now I need to push myself. What better way than to focus on how fast I walk 4 miles. The new goal? An overall pace of 15 minutes/mile. Right now it takes me about 75 minutes to walk 4 miles. I want to get that down to 60 minutes. I just need to keep pushing myself, especially on the uphill part of my trail.
Looking at my splits, Mile 3 – the up hill section of my walk – took the longest at 18:29. I don’t know what happened to me the last mile. At 14:39, it was by far my fastest. I think I just wanted to get out of the humidity as fast as possible.
I would love to hit the 15 minute/mile mark by mid September. A tall order now that we are in the dog days of summer. But I’m up for the challenge.
Well, time for that protein shake!