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Virtual 10K Tomorrow

Friday, March 15, 2013

I signed up for a virtual 10K here on SparkPeople for tomorrow. There is a whole group of people - all running virtual races -- meeting near my home at 6am. Some are running 4 miles, some the 10K, and some a half marathon. Many of the people have signed up with sponsoring organizations for good causes, I'm sure. Many will get medals mailed to them after they send in documentation. Many of them are submitting entry fees larger than paying for SparkCoach for a full year. I will be delighted to run a FREE SparkPeople virtual 10K. Wish SP offered virtual half marathons, too. Maybe someday.

I'm planning to run 4 minutes-walk 1 minute throughout. This morning I had a broken watch band on my Ironman interval timing watch and my new Garmin Forerunner10 wouldn't do a thing -- was totally stuck and unresponsive to any button being pushed. I didn't want to be without an interval timer for tomorrow's race. I went back to my running shop, FitNiche. They confirmed my new Garmin wasn't acting right and gave me another one. I have it charging. Hope I can get it set and use it successfully tomorrow. We'll see.

If I'm still feeling strong at the end of the 10K , I may slow down and run farther. Time will tell. Hoping for a good night's sleep. I need to check the weather, lay out my clothes and equipment. I had a great 20 lap swim at the Y this morning per my training plan. I didn't have any sore muscles or problems after my yesterday's faster than usual run. I'm excited about becoming a stronger runner!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FITCOFFEEMOM357 3/18/2013 9:15AM

    Good luck and keep up the great work you are a true inspiration to me.

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DONNABRIGHT 3/18/2013 9:11AM


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AQUAGIRL08 3/17/2013 8:17PM

    I hope your run was great!

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STRIVERONE 3/16/2013 2:18PM

    Kudos to you. emoticon

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PEGGYANNSCH 3/16/2013 10:50AM

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_LINDA 3/16/2013 9:57AM

    Sorry you had trouble with your gadgets, but that is fantastic you are becoming stronger!!!
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NEW-CAZ 3/16/2013 8:03AM

    Good luck Marsha emoticon

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SEABREEZE65 3/16/2013 7:53AM

    You are doing great! Keep up the good work. Good luck on your virtual race!

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COCK-ROBIN 3/15/2013 10:49PM

    I hope you do great!

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RUN4FOOD 3/15/2013 9:29PM

    Have fun tomorrow. Glad your running is going well.

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MSLZZY 3/15/2013 9:23PM

    emoticon Good luck!

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IAMWINNING 3/15/2013 8:31PM

    emoticon You are one strong lady. Wishing you all the best in your endeavors tomorrow.

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WATERMELLEN 3/15/2013 8:20PM

    You are strong! Glad you got the Garmin working and all best tomorrow.

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STRIVERONE 3/15/2013 7:37PM

    I'm sure you'll come through with flying colors. I hope your technology does as well.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/15/2013 7:36PM

    Have a great run!

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GABY1948 3/15/2013 7:10PM

    Can't wait to hear about your day tomorrow...thanks for always sharing your days with us! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 3/15/2013 7:09PM

    You sure are becoming a real athlete. I don't understand the gizmo's you talk about or anything about the process of becoming a better runner.
I just am so impressed with what you do.
Have a great evening.

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FREELADY 3/15/2013 5:32PM

    I appreciate hearing about the virtual 10K. I would love to do a virtual 5k.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/15/2013 5:30PM

    Have a great race. Is this your first 10K?

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BOOKAPHILE 3/15/2013 4:41PM

    Every week you make more progress. I love to hear about it.

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TRAVELGRRL 3/15/2013 4:12PM

    You are my inspiration! Can't wait to hear how you do.

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PMRUNNER 3/15/2013 4:02PM

    It would be nice to add virtual HM.

Good luck in your run, I bet you will do great!

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NATPLUMMER 3/15/2013 3:30PM


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