OK So I went to my parents again to use the treadmill. Fred is sick so I didn't want him to have to watch the kids while I was gone at the gym and my parents like spending time with the kids, so I took them with me. As I was walking up the steps when we got there, something in my knee popped and I couldn't put weight on it going up the stairs. It felt okay walking though.
I was going to try my Nike+ app tonight but I don't know if it wasn't logging things right since my phone wasn't "moving" and I was on the treadmill. I think it would have worked fine if I was holding my phone and it was moving? Plus it was playing my music really low after I turned the app on.
I ended up walking 1.6 miles tonight at 3.3mph, figured I would take it easy on my knee. I did run for 2 minutes of it at 4.5 but my knee wasn't liking that too much. Hopefully it was a fluke thing for the night and I can get back with trying to go further in miles this week.
As I was walking tonight I was thinking about changing it up and walking a little slower like 3.0 or maybe even 2.7 a couple days a week. My reasoning behind this is to get more distance in now but taking it slower. Or should I just keep doing what I am doing and work my way up in a couple weeks? I mean I only have what 14.5 weeks left to train. So what are you runners and seasoned walkers in distances suggestions? Walk slower at first and get the miles in and work the speed up or keep going at the faster pace and shorter distances and work up to more miles? HELP!
I was going to have my mom help me do my measurements tonight and completely forgot. So maybe I will see if she has time to help me tomorrow. I know boring post tonight, maybe something fantastic will happen that I can post about! I know I am just starting out but its frustrating when it seems I am posting that I am not doing what I want to be doing. I suppose 1.6 miles is better than 0 right?