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Blog 200: Excellent Run This Morning

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I wasn't going to run this morning. I haven't been as diligent about my training as I should be, but I'm working on that. I'm working a total of 9 hours today, all of it will be spent on my feet, finding excuses not to run were easy. However, I thought about the half marathon I want to run, and the kind race organizer who is trying to secure me a spot, in spite of my slightly over the time limit projected time. So, with little time to spare between my projected run finish time and the time I need to start getting ready for work, I put on my running 'uniform,' and went outside.

I saw The Hunger Games. I hadn't planned to because at the time I hadn't read the series, and I always read first. However, opening weekend coincided with my husband's birthday and he wanted to see it. I don't have time to go into a detailed review, but suffice to say I thought it was a good film and I LOVED the score. Not the additional album they released featuring songs inspired by the film, but the actual film score.

I've been running to the score ever since, it's 43:36 long so it's a nice 3 mile interval mark. I also try to challenge myself on my shorter runs to run harder when the music moves up in tempo. Or when I know they're running in the film. I had hoped to finish my 4.4 mile training run in about an hour and fifteen minutes. Well, imagine my surprise when I saw my time.

1:03:52

Or 14:51 per mile. I know I won't be able to keep up that pace for the half marathon, but it's quite an improvement and exceeds my own expectations for myself.
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  • STILLFLYIN
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    Enough of those exceptional times can add up to an improved "normal" time.
    1630 days ago
  • LUXITTA
    emoticon and way to stay committed. I think I would try a marathon or race, but I really hate running so good for you for sticking to it!
    ~Amanda~
    1630 days ago
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