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Running Streak So Far

Saturday, November 10, 2012

So far the running streak is going well. I am 9 days in, and on two days I walked instead of running, but besides that, I haven't misssed any days, and I'm feeling good. I think this has been really beneficial to reinforcing the mentality of at least getting in a small workout if a full-on workout isn't in the cards on a given day. It's also working well with my goal of getting faster, with the hope of running a sub-25 minute 5K in the spring. I'm reading The Art of Running Faster right now, so these daily 2-mile runs are a great chance to practice the tips from the book in a compact and manageable way.

Today I did 2.15 miles in 19:16, including a couple short walk breaks, without really pushing myself. I'm hoping by March I can complete that run at closer to 16:30. I think breathing is key, and I really want to focus on keeping my breathing controlled at this faster pace. Tomorrow I'm planning a long run around 8 miles at an easy pace because honestly, I miss the peace and quiet that comes with heading out with my dog for an hour-plus run. Then Sunday it will be back to the speed madness!

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JADOMB 11/10/2012 12:26PM

    Great job, keep it up.

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AEROBISAURUS 11/10/2012 10:36AM

    I'm going to start focusing on getting faster with my runs as well. I'm going to check out that book. Good luck! I know you can do it!

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NEED2MOVE2 11/10/2012 8:21AM


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NYARAMULA 11/10/2012 2:52AM


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TIMOTHYNOHE 11/10/2012 2:43AM

    Pay attention to your body. If running becomes a drag, run every other day. Don't run more then two days in a row not take off more then two days in a row. On your off days, do something different.

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KNELKINS 11/10/2012 2:28AM

    This sounds like a great plan; you and I have very similar running goals. I'll definitely have to check out the book you've been reading. Are you doing all of your runs aside from your long runs at a faster-than-comfortable pace? Good luck, even though I doubt you need it!

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SLIMINDOWN31 11/10/2012 1:29AM

    Wow! You are inspiring w/ your exercising.

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