I realize this is probably only interesting to me. But it is exhilarating and new and so unexpected. I have stuck with my regular route for week-day training, focused on improving my pace. Since I began measuring my pace, here’s what it looks like:
Tomorrow I am going to enroll at the wellness center at the hospital closest to my house. About 1/2 of the route is hilly. I’ve built some hill walking endurance by repeatedly going over the bridges around the downtown area of Ft Lauderdale. But I think I need to do more. At the wellness center, I hope to program a treadmill with the profile of the hill portion of the route in B’ham and do several training sessions building some speed and endurance on the hills.
I have no idea if I am training adequately or not. I don’t even care that much. What matters is the sense of agency and responsibility for my own results. I like it. I like it a lot. Thank you for your patience reading this boring stuff…
I think it is significant how well you have done – and your time is improving! Wish I could walk that fast.