Monday, March 18, 2013
So. The furthest I've run is a little over a 5K-about 3.5 miles. I signed up for a 10K that was today so I had a bigger goal to shoot and train for. I knew I wouldn't be able to run the whole thing, as my training had stalled a bit, but I was hoping to run maybe 2/3 of it.
After the first mile, I thought "Hey, I can run at least the first half, as that's just a 5K. I'll stop and rest at the turn around point and walk some". I stopped briefly to stretch, and then thought I could keep running a bit more. After 4 miles, I thought, "I can run this whole thing". And I did, with a couple 30 second stretch stops along the way. I did about 6.4 miles in about 1.5 hours. Slow, but I did it!
I'm pretty stoked. It was unexpected, and no matter what happens, no one can take running 6.4 miles away from me!