On 18 Aug, I increased my mileage from 4 miles to 6 miles. I took my existing route and adjusted it to add the miles.
I wanted to add-on to my existing route to keep the hills and trails in my routine. The downside is that I have to cross the road in three sections. Not a problem but two of the streets are busy and require metered crosswalks, and I have to try and time those intersections so that I don’t have to stop and wait for the light. Not so easy.
The other issues on this route are the divers popping out of driveways and not looking to see anyone on the sidewalk. So this new route will have to do until I can figure out a better route on the Otay River trails.
I have run three 6 mile runs so far, and my body is adjusting well, May have to kick it up to 7 miles soon. From the three runs, my average minutes per mile is 11.32; I am running 1.2 minutes slower than I want. I figure as my body adjusts, so will the Conversational Pace speed. I am feeling good about where I am and where I am going.