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My 10k Results

Sunday, July 07, 2013

1:06:55

It is warm and humid; but cloudy so at least the sun wasn't beating down an us. I beat last year's time by about 3:30. Around mile 4 I visualized the clock reading at 69 minutes and used that for my goal time time to beat. It worked!

I was not sure how I would do with this distance because with the running class, running with my granddaughter, and the Runner's World Challenge run a mile a day I was not getting in the long runs I wanted because I did not want an injury. So, I feel good about my time. Although I know I could have done a bit better because I took a bit longer walk breaks than I really needed, but staying injury free was more important (I felt a little tightness in the hamstring). Next years goal: 65 minutes.

  
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BLKLILY 7/8/2013 2:14PM

    You did emoticon and have truly motivated me to beat my emoticon to pieces...get it girl!

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    Congratulations on a PB! emoticon

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Both Feet Off the Ground...

Thursday, July 04, 2013

When I first started "running" about 4 years ago, there was a big ta-do about the difference between running and jogging. Somewhere, I read a that when jogging you always had at least one foot on the ground and when running both feet are in the air. Check out the photos from my last race:



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"I AM A RUNNER!"

  
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    WooHoo! Welcome to the world of running!

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  you are indeed.

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Day 38 of 1 Mile A Day Challenge

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Wow! I actually ran at least 1 mile every day since Memorial Day. 1 day to go. Then I will take a rest day or two and be ready for the 10k I signed up for on the 6th.

I have noticed a couple of things about running 1 mile everyday:
1. It was a motivator to make sure I got at least 10 minutes of fun exercise a day.
2. I noticed that I can actually run a mile without having to stop and not feel like I am going to die.
3. I actually feel like a runner now!
4. I like to run!

My granddaughter wants to train a bit harder so she can get her sub30 5k. So this challenge for me has given me a bit more confidence. Found out there is a color run up north and my daughter wants to do it and she'll need to train. It's in 2 weeks. We'll see what happens.

  
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MOTHEPRO 7/4/2013 3:58PM

    emoticonGood luck with the 10K!

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STEVIEBEE569 7/4/2013 2:26AM

    Much success to you! Keep running!

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TATERCAT 7/3/2013 3:27PM

    What a great challenge! It sounds like it is doing good things for you, and getting you to bond more with your daughter and granddaughter.
Have fun at the 10K and Color Run!

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Race Day today!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I signed up for this race because it will be held in the town where my grandchildren's "other" grandma lives. She has not yet had the opportunity to watch her grandchildren race. It should be a fun day!

  
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WINACHST 6/30/2013 8:12PM

    It was a great day. Sunny, not too hot. The kids had a blast after the race at the county fair with their grandparents. I enjoyed the fair with my daughter.

Oh, my time was 32:47 and my granddaughter's was 33:41.

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Race Day today!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I signed up for this race because it will be held in the town where my grandchildren's "other" grandma lives. She has not yet had the opportunity to watch her grandchildren race. It should be a fun day!

  


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