I keep trying to run the straight miles but it's just not happening. I just did it last Saturday so I KNOW I can do it!! Not sure what the problem is but apparently I underestimated the impact the crowd at the Race for the Cure had on my performance....plus I was starving the whole time...but I didn't want to eat right before going out to run. Went out today with the intention of running 3 straight miles. Made it 1.5 and had to take my 1 minute walk break....made it 1 more mile and took another walk break. I finished in 34 minutes. I'm still making improvements every day so I'm trying not to get too frustrated.