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Another Marathon Training Update

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Time keeps marching on! I can't believe it's less than two months before Grandma's!

Today was my longest run to date--16 miles. I OWNED IT. I still can't believe that I ran that far! I only stopped to walk when I drank my water, otherwise I kept right on moving. According to my Garmin watch I managed to keep a 10:35-10:45 pace the entire time. I feel really good about that. It is so true that your mind will break before your body does. After I hit 14 miles my brain kept trying to make my legs stop. I had to keep myself distracted from looking at my Garmin watch and just KEEP GOING!

Knock-on-wood I'm injury free and feeling pretty good. I'm cross training with a spinning/ circuit training class and a weights class. It's really improving my core strength and I'm surprised at how strong I am able to finish my runs.

Last weekend was the Earth Day Half marathon in St. Cloud. Other than the rain from mile 3-the end, I had an awesome race. 2:07 knocking 10 minutes off my "Get Lucky" Half Marathon time. Get Lucky really rattled my confidence, so I was thrilled to have such a great race in St. Cloud. Today did wonders for my confidence, too! 16 MILES!

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  • SUGIRL06
    2142 days ago
    Congratulations!! You are doing amazing!!
    2146 days ago
  • CKAYT56
    Sounds like you are doing great! Wish I were younger and my body could take more running because I would love to try some running some races.

    Keep us up to date how you are doing. Congrats on the St. Cloud race.

    Char in MN
    2148 days ago
    16 miles Wow! Go Girl! Congrats on a run well done . Paulette
    2150 days ago
    So happy for you! I know this has been a lot of hard work,but it's kinda amazing how good we feel too!
    2150 days ago
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