Today was my second run in my training for the 10K. I've been using the "Map my Fitness" app on my iphone to track my runs through GPS. Today I ran 2.17 miles at an average 9:46 pace... only sightly faster than on Tuesday. I guess I can't blame my dog anymore for my pace... today was all me. It's tough because I'm used to running either on a treadmill (which I now hate) or on the track (which I secretly love). There is no change in terrain or elevation on either. But now I am forcing myself to run on a new section of the bike path near my apartment and it has killer hills! I think I am in for a major shock when I fly from New England to Colorado for this race... the change in elevation is going to kill me :/
I haven't tried running on the trail with my ipod yet. I did it once when I was running on the track and HATED it... for some reason I was better off focusing on the run than zoning out with my music. Any opinions on running with headphones?