Friday, November 13, 2009

longer stride?

No walk breaks at all! I just ran 4.5 miles with no walk breaks for the first time in my life. I think my longest walk-free distance was 4 miles. Yeah! I also experimented with lengthening my stride a bit. I figure if I take longer strides I won't have to take as many steps and I'll be less tired overall. I had to constantly remember to do it which made it kind of hard. However, I'm very pleased with my average speed: 10:56mpm. It didn't seem unduly difficult. So, that's two runs this week at a pace less than 11mpm. Yeah!

1 comment:

Deene said...

i think there was an article on the list serv recently about lengthening your stride and improving pace. i haven't read it fully yet but i thought of trying it.