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CROUCHINGGNOME
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10 miles in 2 hours 25 minutes!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hey guys!

I'm still running. I've probably gone about 160 miles so far this year- is that good?

I'm really starting to notice an improvement. I was struggling to keep at a 15 minute mile pace a few months ago and that was on a treadmill.

This past Saturday I ran a 10 mile race and I kept about a 13:30 pace and it was on an incredibly hilly road. I had my runkeeper app going and after I completed it I got a notification that it was the longest duration, distance and elevation to date and I've been going with Runkeeper since 2011.

I had someone who was working the event say that he saw me pass the starting line and he wasn't sure if I could make it, then he saw me run the loop at the 5 mile mark and I made it at about 1 hour 10 minutes and he said he still wasn't sure I would make it. He came up to me after the race to say how impressive it is that I could keep up my pace more or less for the entire time- The 2 hours 25 minutes was clock time and I haven't found out my chip time yet... I had to use the bathroom at 5 minutes until start and of course there was a line so I was a late starter.


I haven't lost much if any weight this entire year but I'm not going to let that stress me out. I'm down maybe 3 lb this year but if I lost no weight and lost 1 minute 30 seconds from my run time. I'll take it!


I'm about half way through my half marathon training program. Tomorrow I'm going to buy the entry for another half marathon or two. I'm addicted now. I hope when I'm a little old lady I can have 100 medals!
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  • v STAY39
    That's awesome! Good for you for running so much! I know how hard it is! I hope I can do a 10k someday soon. It's better to focus on your fitness goals than the scale. Hopefully the sale will catch up eventually but at least you are fit and active and doing so much more for your health than the skinny girl who lays around on the couch! Best of luck. Keep up the good work!
    1204 days ago
  • v ANGELA76H
    Great job! That is awesome!
    1205 days ago
  • v CROUCHINGGNOME
    Thanks. :)

    And Hill- Yeah at this point I'm just accepting I won't be under a size 10 and I would rather be an athletic size 14 than a weak 10. lol
    1205 days ago
  • v BALLOUZOO
    Congratulations!
    1205 days ago
  • v HILLSLUG98239
    That is awesome! That's quite an accomplishment.

    Is 160 miles good? Heck yeah! You're well ahead of a lot of other people. And it sounds like you're getting healthier, even if you're not losing pounds. Isn't that the important part?
    1205 days ago
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