I started running in September 2020, and in the following months, I managed to run 4k as my longest run.
My goal in 2021 was to make it to 5k, which I reached in August, eventually doing a longest run of 8.5 km in October.
My goal for 2022 was to run a 10k, but so far, even though I can run 5k on most of my runs, my pace is slower than in 2021, and I rarely manage to go for longer distances.
Today I went for a run in pretty good conditions, 16° and cloudy, but a bit windy.
After the first km my heart rate was 15 BPM higher than what I want it to be at that point, and my pace was very slow, so I thought it didn't look good for today.
Slow, but I made it to my target 😀
Last week my wife gave me my late birthday present, Shokz Openrun Pro bone conduction headphones.
I had never run with music since doing any effort with something blocking my ears has always freaked me out.
So I gave those a try and I like it so far. It makes it a bit harder to pace my breathing, but on only my second run with them at one point there was a pause on the album I was listening and I found myself fast forwarding the silent part cause the silence and the sound of my breathing was disturbing me.
They are very comfortable and don't move at all while running. Sound quality isn't great, but I'm fine with it for background music while doing some exercise.