Today is the day I do my thirty-minute assessment. What is the thirty-minute assessment? Well, this thirty-minute assessment has to measure 3 things, pace, speed, and energy. All within running for thirty minutes.
- Pace, I am trying to get my rhythm to where it is consistent. My breathing and running cadence to sync. The format which I plant my feet to be effective. Landing your feet wrong on the pavement can increase pain in the knees and SLOW DOWN RUNNING PACE.
- Speed, the plan is to slowly increase the speed as the run progresses. Using markers and a familiar route will help you accomplish this. As you run identify your markers for increasing speed during the run. Using a route that you have some experience with will help with increasing and sustaining the pace. depending on the app a runner can set a progress announcement during the run. These announcements happen either with time or distance. Choose the one that would suit you.
- Energy is key. The energy that I have at the end of the run is important. This will tell me I am over utilizing or underutilizing my skills as a runner. Did I use my energy effectively during the run, I want to be tired but not too tired, I still have things to do. Do I feel like the run was easy like I could run for an increased thirty minutes? having too much energy or too little will tell how much I need to train or push myself with future runs.
Since I started this goal many things fell on my plate. Holiday party, football game, college work, photography assignment, national guard drilling, and driving all over Jersey were all things I forgot or didn’t plan. No progress with running. Initially, I planned on having an assessment day on Saturday or Sunday but that didn’t happen so today will do it. Second assessment thirty-minute run progress starts today. Results posted later thanks.