This is the first digital watch I have owned in years. As soon as I got done with my first 5k, I got the itch to run faster. So yesterday I went out and invested in a new digital watch to help me keep track of my times more accurately.
Since I ran the 5k I have been doing a quick run every morning of about 1 mile, followed by a longer run later in the day of about 2.5 miles. I don’t go that fast in the morning, but in the afternoon I have been getting steadily faster over the past 7 days. The day after I ran the 5k I ran the 2.5 miles pretty slow, it took me roughly 40 minutes. Definitely more of a slow jog than a run. But I ran the distance faster every day, and yesterday I ran it in 24min and 25 seconds. That is below a 10 min mile pace, and that milestone is what prompted me to go out and buy a new digital watch.
My friends know how tight I am with money, and they will understand how big a deal this was to me to prompt me to go out and buy something like a new watch.
I am now anxiously awaiting my second 5k, and hoping to complete it with a pace of less than 10 minutes per mile!