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I'm Keeping Up!!! & Spring

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

On Monday, I went for a run with the group I started this fall with. Well, at that time I was plagued with problems - my right foot would tingle & turn entirely numb & I'd have to stop and take off my shoe & wiggle my toes. My miles were averaging 14-15 mph and I just couldn't keep up. And, some times I bailed early because I wasn't sure what was going on with my foot.

Well, my foot problem has been addressed and I am now healthy enough to push myself and run. So, I tried again on Monday.

For reference, my average short runs lately have been 4-5 miles at a 12:30-13:00 pace. Well, I ran 5 on Monday & 4.5 today, and we ran a 11:30 pace!!! WOOHOO!!! That's a minute plus FASTER!!! And, I felt GREAT!

By the way, if these temps would just drop a bit and the sun would give me a break, I think we'd be doing closer to 11:00.

I'm LOVING IT and so excited! And, some of the group just got back from the Moab trail run this weekend. These ladies do marathons in about 4 hours (or less). They did it in 7 hrs 23 mins!!! First of all, they took it easy & took lots of photos. But, then they heard they were in danger of being picked up and they started pushing. It was just TOUGH! They said about 10+ miles was in the SAND!!! And, well... let's just leave it as it was a trail run & very tough.

Well, since I've not run with this group before, I didn't realize there would be a Spring "Destination Race." Oh, I'm so excited!!! They haven't picked it yet... it'll be in March or April. But, I'm SO HOPING I can DO IT!!! emoticon (I looked for a plane, but couldn't find one... emoticon )

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANDY_54 11/9/2012 3:00PM

    Now a destination race sounds like all kind sof awesome in my book. So glad you found a running group--I think that's on my list of things to do! Take care!

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BILL60 11/8/2012 8:17AM

    Keep on "Doing It" cause you're doing it great!!

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KJDOESLIFE 11/7/2012 7:57PM

    You're doing great!

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JLITT62 11/7/2012 6:23PM

    You know I love destination races!

I definitely run faster in a group than on my own, but I don't think I could keep up 11:30 for 5 miles. Great job!

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RHONDALYN10 11/7/2012 2:58PM

    How fun! Way to go!!

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LIV2RIDE 11/7/2012 1:52PM

    emoticon I'm glad you are feeling great on your runs. Destination races sound fun. I hope you are able to participate.

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FITFOODIE806 11/7/2012 1:24PM

    How fun to run with a new group! And a lot faster. That's awesome! Hoping for some cooler weather for you!

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RJSAMS 11/7/2012 1:00PM

    Glad you are healthy and great job on the runs! Hope you pick a good destination race.

My first "destination" race is this weekend--I am running the Disney World Wine & Dine Half-Marathon. So excited...

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BUTTERFLY-1976 11/7/2012 12:58PM

    That is emoticon all around. And a Destination Race...WOOHOO!!!

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