I ran my farthest route to date!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I thought it, I was determined and I did it! I ran my longest route to date, 7.45 miles and I did it in 70 minutes. That comes to a 9.24 minute mile. I was pretty proud of my time! (At least I'm consistent.)
I got a bad side ache about halfway through the route. I tried stopping a few times to see if stretching helped, it didn't. So I decided I could either a) walk home or b) continue running and get home faster. Either way I had a pain in my side.
About another mile down the road the pain went away! I now know I can "run through" a little cramp here and a pain there. I was pretty happy!
I also signed up for a four mile run the second weekend in June. It's a fundraiser for my kids' high school so the JROTC can participate in the D-Day Parade/Anniversary in Normandy, France. Then, I'm looking at a 10K in late June. I'm confident I can handle a 5K and a 10K at this point.
Tomorrow night my oldest graduates from high school and Saturday is her graduation party. So, I may not be on for a few days. I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend. Take some time to remember the loved ones that have gone on before us!