Cooler weather does amazing things for the pace!

I can’t believe it: I ran a solid sub-9 minute pace today and felt great doing so! I think the cooler weather had A LOT to do with that, though. I’ve also been sticking with the new breathing plan, breathing in/out on a 4/4 step pattern until I get to around 2 miles when I switch to a 3/3. This has been working really well, but I’m trying to keep myself at 4/4 as long as I can in my runs. Today, I had to switch to the 3/3 after about 1.5 miles, but I will keep pushing to get to 2 miles, then 2.5, and finally 3 miles as I start running toward a personal goal of 6.2 miles. Why? Because I think I want to run 10k. Nothing official, and no solid decision has been made, but it’s kind of a thing for me to want to try, at least. We’ll see. Sherry will think I’m crazy. My friends will think I’m crazy. Hell, I think I’m going crazy, but I am enjoying this running.

Today’s pace: 8:32/mile average!

Author: PaleoMarine

Former active duty Marine who went from 170 lbs to 328 lbs and decided that he had to change his life or die. He lost 130 lbs in 1 year through Whole30 and adopting the Paleo Diet without doing any exercise at all. Since starting running, he's lost an additional 20 lbs and is comfortably back in the 170 lbs range. He is a Warrant Officer in the Army National Guard and writes multiple blogs about topics he is passionate about.

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