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my first long run::...

Thursday, May 09, 2013



...::::well, Friday is just a sneeze away, right? Lol. Hang in there! TGIF! emoticon

I can remember when I was huffing & puffing when running a 1/2 mile. I never thought I'd actually ...:::ENJOY:::... running! Isn't it simply amazing what all of us are capable of doing when we just Go For It!





Tonight I ran the longest I've ever run. I ran 4 miles!! ( I know that's not long for most of you runners out there, but you have to begin somewhere...Lol.)
My time was 49:30.... my avg. pace was between a 9:30 min and 11 min mile. with walk intervals lasting 20- 30 seconds every quarter mile. I found myself beginning at a slower pace and increasing my speed with each mile.

I am inspired to follow Jeff Galloway's way of running. The walk intervals I take enable me to run faster and longer....making my run gentler on my knees too.

I tried to catch my mile times...here they are: mile 1 - 13:30, mile 2- 12:00, mile 3 - 12:15 and mile 4 - 11:75.






Afterwards, my body felt strong and refreshed. I was happy because I've never run that far before without stopping. I hadn't expected to feel so great! I sure am tired now though...Lol. emoticon
This is my first long run in a line of future long runs. I look forward to getting closer to that emoticon I'm training for::....

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/11/2013 4:23PM

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MAMASUDS 5/11/2013 8:21AM

    Great Job! Thanks for being so inspiring. Love the orange running shoes too!

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WILEE323 5/10/2013 8:55AM

    Excellent run! You should be very proud of yourself!!

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 5/10/2013 8:38AM

    Woo hoo!
I remember my first 4 mile run, I felt like I had conquered all my fat-girl demons & with every step they were beat futher & further into the grave.

Rock on!!

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KBRADFORD88 5/10/2013 8:00AM

    Awesome I am excited by every run I finish and that is coming from someone who has run 13 miles. Some days you are tired and it is just good to do one and some says you are fresh. But I always feel better. So excited for you for this journey.

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OWL_20 5/10/2013 6:25AM

    That's awesome! I love running the Galloway method. You did really great with the miles times--kudos and I hope those legs and knees and feet and ankles are doing great today!!

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FREELADY 5/9/2013 11:54PM

    This is very exciting! You have a prudent program and you are WORKING with JOY and enthusiasm!

You will continue to reap benefits....blessings you can't even guess right now!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/9/2013 10:53PM

    Great work! YAY for doing things you could not do before and YAY for loving running!

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LRSILVER 5/9/2013 10:43PM

    Yay! Great jub!!

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