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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!
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SORTIZA99 5/26/2013 2:02AM

    Congratulations.

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MIRAGE727 5/24/2013 7:06PM

    Yep! You're addicted!
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BESCATS 5/24/2013 7:01PM

    You did a fantastic job !! emoticon You'll do great in the next on too !!

Enjoy the graduation, and try not to cry to much. We love their achievements, but it is hard to see our babies grow up.

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MANDELOVICH 5/24/2013 10:49AM

    Fantastic job! You are doing so well! Bravo!!

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KPETSCHE 5/24/2013 10:30AM

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You've got the running bug, don't you!!!! Congrats on the awesome time! You've really come a long way - you'll easily do those races. I wish I would have gotten into running 10 years earlier - I figure it'll take me quite awhile to get to a 9:24 mile pace but I'm happy with my 10-11 minute mile, as long as I make it through my distance that I'm shooting for. I am scheduled to run 8 miles tomorrow but I have the graduation party in the evening so I may get up early and hit the Lake Zorinsky trail and get a jump on my day.
emoticon to you and your daughter! I'm so proud of my son for making it through - he was at a point about a month ago that he was just sure he wouldn't be able to get everything done in time to graduate!
Kelly

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PMRUNNER 5/24/2013 8:38AM

    That's great! You will rock your upcoming races! Run strong!

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KELLIEBEAN 5/24/2013 8:06AM

    Congratulations! I also ran the longest for me, 4.25 miles. I'll catch up to you one of these days!

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Very exciting about your oldest graduating. Congratulations to her!

Happy Weekend

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ONMYMEDS 5/24/2013 7:53AM

    Outstanding job!! And congratulations to the graduate!!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/24/2013 7:49AM

    Absolutely awesome!

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KRISZTA11 5/24/2013 4:40AM

    emoticon to increasing your distance progressively,
and running so fast at the same time!
To me, a 9:24 min/mile seems very fast for almost 8 miles, especially running that distance first time ever.
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You are very strong, and I think you are this strong -at least partly - due to the Insanity Workout challenge you did earlier.

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KONRAD695 5/23/2013 10:55PM

    emoticon On the run. You do realize you could RIGHT NOW run a 10k in the morning and a 5k in the afternoon. I don't recommend it, but you have the toughness/stamina/fitness to pull it off. emoticon

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TATERCAT 5/23/2013 9:16PM

    Wow 7.45 miles! That's amazing. Keep it up! Have a nice Memorial Day weekend.

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CAROL494 5/23/2013 9:10PM

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