Today Deb and I met for our 3-mile training walk. The Scioto River seemed a little small after walking beside the Mississippi River for three days. Still the sun was shining, temps were in the mid-50s and it was a beautiful day.
Because of the huge number of blisters I've been getting lately, I didn't wear the salmon-colored NB shoes. Instead, I wore the Chinese racewalking shoes. These shoes feel like slippers and are great for racewalking.
Our times were:
Mile 1 - 14:33
Mile 2 - 15:05
Mile 3 - 14:40
The reason for the reduction in speed was all me. Deb was ready to keep on going at that first-mile pace. I think because of the extra walking I had this week (airports and around the city), and the fact I don't sleep well in hotels, I was a little more tired than she was. Regardless, I'm glad we are picking up speed.