Distance: 3.13 miles/5.04 kilometers
Pace: 4.57 mph
Not bad in my mind. I was able to jog about 2 out of every 5 minutes, which is an improvement over my last walk/jog outings where I was at about 1 out of every 3 minutes. I know with time as short as it is I do not have much chance for improvement, but tonight's outing was educational, and I feel I can make some improvements just with a few simple changes. Tonight I ate dinner about 5 minutes before going out. About 10 minutes in I had a G.O.B. moment as my stomach felt like all of my dinner and the plate it came on were sitting between my lungs and stomach.
"I've made a huge mistake"
So in the future I will follow the old swimming rules and give myself at least half an hour after eating before getting on the jogging path. I also think that in addition to the stretching I did before starting I should do some of my actor breathing exercises. Muscularly I could have jogged a larger portion of the time than I did, but breath management forced me to slow it down. Pushing like I have previously and did tonight has helped and will continue to help my singing while dancing, but maybe if I warm up my mechanism in that way I will give myself a better chance of managing my breathing on my jogs. I would love to reach about 5 mph as a pace for the race, but I know that is really ambitious. For now the goal will be to take time off every time I go out to jog. My next go at it will be after rehearsal on Sunday. I will go out for a walk after work tomorrow, but it will be pretty late, so I will keep it simple. Weigh in tomorrow.