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My first two miles felt great

Friday, July 19, 2013

It felt a bit cooler this morning so I went for a run along a road that was next to a river. The shade from the trees kept the sun off of me and I felt good running the first two miles. I think I was enjoying it a bit too much and started too fast because the third mile I ended up walking way more than I wanted to.

I am actually enjoying running this year because I actually feel like I am running not just jogging. Although my times do not seem to any faster. I just finally feel like a runner! It has been about 4 years since I started to run. It is such a stress reliever and mood lifter that I often find myself saying, "I NEED to go for a run."

There is still some hot days left, now if I can get out the door earlier maybe I can enjoy that third mile also.

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MRMRMMR 7/20/2013 7:47AM

    keep it up

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SARLIA 7/20/2013 6:14AM

    Wow - I sometimes wish I could run - but I don't see myself ever doing that. Brisk walking I enjoy. Sounds like you've got some nice areas in which to run. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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LOPEYP 7/20/2013 5:22AM

    Great work!

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CAROLIAN 7/20/2013 2:40AM

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GRANDMAMAOF3 7/19/2013 10:26PM

    You are doing great. I want to run; keep saying I'm going to start (and my knees and hips say, not today...) Working up to it...
Keep it up and stay cool and hydrated!

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GOING-STRONG 7/19/2013 10:22PM

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I have actually increased my speed a bit by using walk/run method. Who knew? I was really shocked that it worked, I am still slow but I work up a good sweat. Tomorrow I'm running the 5k Seaside Beach Run. Should be fun!

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Training while creating memories

Monday, July 08, 2013

This morning I ran a mile with my granddaughter, but she did not want to do a speed workout, so we just did an easy run. But I wanted to do a bit more, so after she went home I did Week 2 Day1 workout of the Faster 5k program by Running Mate Media with Todd Lang: Speed workout with 30 second sprints followed by 2 minute jogs.

Did I say followed by 2 minute jogs? NOT! I couldn't do that; I had to walk 30-40 seconds to get my heart rate back down after the sprints. It was an awesome workout! I surprised myself and actually made it the full 30 seconds an each of the sprints. Total workout was about 2 1/2 miles

Afterwards, I did a hill workout; I ran up the hill and walked down 5 times (3/4 mile total). Then I walked 1/4 mile to cool down.

Goal: 5k on August 10. I told my granddaughter if she doesn't work on speed, I am going to leave her in the dust emoticon She is so competitive, That I am sure I'll be eating her dust even if she does not train.

I love creating these memories for and with my grandchildren.


  
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DS9KIE 7/11/2013 1:10PM

    grandma wait for me...now there's a new one...instead of grandkid helping grandma to walk grandma is running too fast for the grandkid to keep up...lol

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KBEHNKE81 7/10/2013 6:51PM

    I'm sure your interval training will pay off. Such a nice thing for you and your granddaughter to share. Good luck in your 5k!

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MIRAGE727 7/10/2013 1:22PM

    One of the dreams I had was having our granddaughter join us on a run, walk, or race! She did all of that at 6! I've blogged race reports for her and it's better than all the medals I've received! But then she's my strongest motivation and Spark!
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    Great job! Good for you!
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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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    emoticon Awesome!! Congrats!! emoticon

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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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    You've been a runner all along! emoticon

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LIFEISPURRFECT 7/4/2013 11:34AM

    WooHoo! Welcome to the world of running!

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WALLINMW 7/4/2013 10:18AM

  Wow!

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DARJR50 7/4/2013 10:10AM

  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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