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My 1st 5 mile run

Friday, July 09, 2010

Training for my first half marathon

I officially became a road runner today. I live off about a mile long dirt road, and off of that mile+ long small side road. Not a lot of traffic. You could say I live in the boonies. :) So my normal run and the farthest Iíve ever run is to the end of that side road and back Ė 2 miles out and 2 miles back in. Today my training schedule called for 5 miles. To make my 5 mile goal I had to venture out onto the main road. Itís not a crazy buys road, but it gets decent traffic for the boonies and their are no sidewalks or bike lanes. When the pavement stops on either side itís bushes and trees.

I donít know if Road Runner is a term runners even use (I still consider myself a wanna be runner) Ė Thatís just what came to mind when I was running this morning. Itís silly, but as soon as I took to the real road and started running Ė I felt like a hard core runner :)

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HARPERLADY 7/9/2010 7:57PM

    wow, thats fantastic! I really want to get into running and never seem to do it, strange I can attend a high impact class and sweat for an hour but cant get the legs running, you are doing great , you will be doing 10 runs soon, best of luck emoticon

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AHOOSIERGIRL 7/9/2010 7:28PM

    That's really great! The first 5 miles can be tough... but it will get better from here on out :D

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MAMADELIGHT 7/9/2010 6:11PM

    Very cool. My goal this summer is to get back up to 5 miles at once (I trained and ran a half in 2004). I have a wooded road that I use as my course and it would mean that I would run it twice with another mile on an attaching road. Enjoy the runner's high.

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