Man, I have either got a really out of whack treadmill or I really just do so much better outside! Just finished 40 minutes on the belt-o-hell and 4.4 mph seemed like 5+ outside. Can't believe it took 40 minutes running plus 13 walking to do a 5k when outside I can run one, up and down hills, in under 35. But whatever, day off yesteday, got back at it today so I guess that is the key. Little twinge in my ankle... might think of a couple days off here so I'm in top form for my run with the big boys Saturday.
Still struggling with the whole issue of distance and time. I feel like i can manage two or three 5K distances a week but at the end of those I am completely spent and I don't feel like there is any more distance in me. Have to find that extra gas somehow to push those extra miles or half miles even. Work in progress but open to any brilliance.