Well, it has been a long time since I’ve broken 50 minutes with my 10ks but today was the day. I think the last time I did it was about 6 or 7 years ago. This morning, I really shattered it going sub 49.
Without a doubt, Noom has had a huge impact on my life. It’s been about 10 months since I’ve started following their green/yellow/red approach to tracking what I eat. I’ve managed to lose and keep off about 40 lbs. Just shedding that weight dramatically improved my running. Recently though, I started mixing in interval runs about once a week. This post from Running Faster is a good one for routines. I don’t quite know why I decided to do them again. It was probably a combination of things but I think it was primarily that I am feeling more confident about my running and I have a smart watch where I can program in the intervals. Anyhow, I’ve been hovering around the 50 minute mark for a while trying to work my way towards breaking it and I guess it was a plateau. I literally knocked a minute off my time this morning.