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5 Mile Long Run!!! A New Laura Record

Saturday, July 18, 2009

This morning I completed my first Long Run with the running club. I had to miss last weeks due to another appointment. So, I did my first Long Run of 5 miles! Previously, the longest I'd
ever ran was 3.1 miles on pavement, and 3.5 miles on a treadmill.

I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do it or not, but even with some monstrous hills (well... they felt monstrous to me anyway) I managed to make it all the way. I finished in just under 1 hr 28 minutes. The weather was nearly perfect for the run this morning - a cool 75 degrees and a nice breeze. The sun didn't even really hit us till the last half mile or so.

For next week I need to be better prepared with some ice bottles for a nice cold bath when I get home. I also need to get something to stop the bathtub drain. :) Next week we do 5 miles again, and now I know that I can do it!
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NEWDAYNEWWAY75 7/18/2009 2:47PM

    Thanks everyone!

CEGE210 - I agree - running is a great thing to be able to do, and shouldn't be taken for granted.

KWAICHANGJIM - Yes, I've done a number of 5k races. They are a lot of fun! Now I guess I'll be ready to do 10k and 15k races!! November 1 I'll be doing a half-marathon.

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WILD4STARS 7/18/2009 12:25PM

    Congratulations on a great run. Keep up the good work and Happy Sparking,
Vikki

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CEGE210 7/18/2009 11:58AM

    I used to love to run I'm trying to build back the muscles in my legs to get back to where i can run. Don't anyone take running for granted you might not be able to do it one day. Keep up the good work everyone and Do a little running it really is great for the soul. emoticon

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KWAICHANGJIM 7/18/2009 11:34AM

    You go girl!!! Five miles is a great distance. Do you run any races? They are like the icing on the cake. Lots of excitement.

I run and I love it. My mind just wanders and it is personal time.

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