Run 1 walk 3 half miles
I theorized this would work.
However when I arrived at the gym around 7pm, it was PACKED! The track which is 1/9th of a mile was full of people walking, jogging and sprinting! On one of the straight legs of the track I had to run on the outside lane for the entire leg just to pass everyone.
When I arrive at the gym later at night I can run the inside lane the entire time I'm there, which could account for why I have to run 9 1/2 laps to get a full mile in!
Tonight I was beat. Honestly, I only ran the first 1/2 mile and then walked briskly the second half. Maybe it was because I hadn't had dinner yet. So I kept walking until I hit 3 more half miles! Yay me!
I had planned on staying until my son called for me to pick him up from wrestling. When I finished my 4th half mile and my phone notified me of my pace, I texted him to see if he was ready. Nope, he suggested I go home and shower first and wait for him to text me. I went home, but I ate dinner. I was starving! I appreciate that my husband had made pasta for dinner so I could go running and take care of picking up our son.
I may have to rethink WHEN I run so I have the most energy to actually run!