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Slow long run

Saturday, February 16, 2013

It was my first real run after my cold and in some ways it would have been better for it not to be a long run since I did not have any runs since my last long run of 8 miles. But the weather was sunny and fairly warm , 50 degrees, so I decided to give it a try.
I ran 10 miles in 2hrs.22min.27 sec., avg. pulse 136, average pace 4.21, a little slower than my last long run. Possible reasons could be that I was not quite over the cold yet, no running for about 10 days or slight effect from having dairy today and yesterday. I have 15 days until the half-marathon so will see if I feel up to running all of next week and doing one more long run. I usually like to have 2 weeks to taper but in this case I don't have much to lose by only tapering for one week so this will be a new experience if I can pull it off.
If the weather cooperates that would make things a lot easier. What will ultimately decide if I run is mostly whether I think I'll enjoy myself. The more I do this the more my focus is on whether I'm having fun or not. In the worst case I'm going to watch my husband run this race, in the best case I'm going to be able to improve a little bit over last year, PR is relatively unlikely right now.

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KELTIC-CARA 2/25/2013 6:28PM

    Give a go, you may be dissappoined with yourself if you missed it.


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NANJET 2/16/2013 10:29PM

    PR's are overrated...just go out & seize the day...enjoy the crowd & know you are much faster than everyone who is sitting on the couch:) emoticon

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JSTETSER 2/16/2013 7:56AM

    Go girl, go!
If I had my life to live over again, I would ask that not a thing be changed, but that my eyes be opened wider.

Jules Renard

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