In February I decided to start running more. The main idea is, I need
to go between my house and the train station anyway, so might as well
use that time as exercise. Initially I was trying to run as fast as
possible every time, but since then I've relaxed to always running but
only a few times a week going for maximum speed. Now, this is on
sidewalks and with a backpack on, so I'm not going to set any records,
but I've definitely gotten faster the more I've done it. Evolution of
my fastest times:
It looks like I'm leveling out, and only improving by about a second a
month at this point. On the other hand, my running is more uniform: I
rarely take more than 5s more than my most recent best time, when
initially I would sometimes take 20s more. I think that's mostly down
to having a better sense of pacing.
Trying to beat personal records is very motivating, though, especially
when there are round numbers coming up that I'd like to break.
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