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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

While last Saturday was a true mental challenge, it wasn't too physically demanding.
Unless you count the flight or flight reaction, the 1/4 mile steep incline at the beginning, and the brisk pace (my quickest to date).

But, this a 14 mile test of the body. Mentally, I know I will complete it. Not quitting because my brain tells me I can. Physically, I'm praying I've done all my preparations properly and my body will be up to the challenge. I've done 12.5 miles, so this is only another mile and a half. If I can do 14, I can do the St. Jude 1/2 on December 5!

So, now....for fun, I'm wondering how many calories does 14 miles burn?
I'll wear my HRM (heart rate monitor) and blog about all the thrills & agonies.
Hopefully, more thrilling than agonizing.
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    Way to go Linda!!!
    2527 days ago
    My daughter runs half-marathons, and she and her friend estimate that they burn 100 calories a mile. I wonder if that will be the case for you?

    Here's what's sad/funny about it, though. A half marathon? To me, that feels like monumental effort. Herculean effort! Enough effort that I'd want to chow down afterwards!!! But ... at 100 calories an hour, a piece of carrot cake wipes out a heck of a lot of miles.

    So -- enjoy the run, bask in the sense of accomplishment, and celebrate ... on the smaller side food wise.

    Good luck!!!
    2529 days ago
    WOO!!! Can't wait to hear all about it! Good luck!!!!
    2529 days ago
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