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My First 10K Distance!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

...:::curious enough ..:::or is that "CRAZY enough?" to need to know what it feels like to run a longer distance.

I ran my very first 10K Distance early this morning! ...:::and I'm feeling GREAT!

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My first 5K ( 3.1 miles ) distance began SLOW as I am not used to running so very early in the morning.....:::my fitness hours are late afternoon & evening.
By the end of the 3rd mile, my body had warmed up and I ran that last 3.1 miles much faster.
::::....1st emoticon was 41:10
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I kept a 10:30 - 12 min/mile run pace for my first 3.1 miles.....:::with a 2:1 ratio of run to walk. For those of you that don't know, I use the Jeff Galloway method for running. Now, my last 3.1 miles was paced faster ....let's see, I didn't run faster than a 9 min/mile and didn't run slower than a 10 min/mile. My ratio was still 2:1 for the most part.....:::there were a few time that I just walked 30 seconds as I felt the urge to FINISH. LOL!

Total 10K time 76:40

Running is so mental for me...:::or so I have discovered.
As I began my RUN this morning, I noticed that my right knee cap was a bit sensitive and so was my left shin....::but as I passed the 2 mile mark, everything became comfortable. Pretty neat-O! I thought to myself, emoticon Whew!
...::Not an ideal way to begin a long run....perhaps it was my NOT being used to early morning runs... emoticon ...:::: I felt strong as I continued to run.

All in all, I am a Happy Runner. emoticon So glad I finished at the beginning of the day. Now it's time to get a nice breakfast, and head to church.

I think I will taper off this week with my run schedule.
I'll make my long run a 5 mile run, my first short run a 2 mile run, and I think I will run "a fastest mile" on my 3rd run for this week. This fastest mile will not involve any walking increments.

Looking back, it is still hard to believe that I just accomplished a goal I had set for myself. What a wonderful elated feeling...:::of making progress...:::no matter how small. Each small mile added on led me to today. emoticon

I wonder now, what next? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GETTINGFIT4HIM 7/23/2013 1:12AM

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LW8843 6/23/2013 2:01PM

    You amaze me! Way to go!

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ABETTERSOUL 6/13/2013 12:30PM

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SEABREEZE65 6/10/2013 10:06AM

    Fantastic job! You are strong!!

Love all the clip art in your blog... love the Einstein quote, the motivating dino, and bombdiggity! What a great word!

It takes a long time to find all the clip art and match it to the words.

emoticon on both the run and the blog!!!

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3AUSSIES 6/10/2013 9:58AM

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Laura, I am tickled to death for you...this is so fantastic...and remember. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a are right on scehdule for great things!

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LRSILVER 6/10/2013 5:03AM

    Wow. Great times. Glad to hear you did so well. Awesome.l.

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FIT-AT-50 6/9/2013 9:55PM

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Way to go, Laura. Great time! Great attitude!

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DAS92687 6/9/2013 9:24PM

    WooHoo !!! Fantastic !!
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    WooHoo!! Doing the happy dance emoticon for you. I'm an early morning runner and I do love that feeling of accomplishment to start my day off.

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MIRAGE727 6/9/2013 5:32PM

    Outstanding, Laurie. I've come to find that 10Ks are a fave distance of mine. Thanks for sharing. Hope your Sunday was wonderful!

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/9/2013 5:31PM

    WooHoo on reaching such a great milestone. Great run!

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ANNEROUSSEAU 6/9/2013 5:24PM

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KBRADFORD88 6/9/2013 4:45PM

    awesome...was this a race or just a run for yourself? Either way I am sure you got a lot out of this. I remember the first time I could run 6 miles. I felt on top of the world. It would be fun to finish that distance again but not run all the way..I like your 2/1 ratio and girl you are moving! Way to go....

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JMCADE 6/9/2013 3:50PM

    I knew you would do it! I just didn't think it would be the next blog of yours I read!!!!

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NATPLUMMER 6/9/2013 3:36PM


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STRIVER57 6/9/2013 3:20PM

    Brava Laura!!

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JUNEPA 6/9/2013 1:57PM

    Well done Laura
Love your enthusiasm !!
And your use of visuals in your blogs

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DESERTJULZ 6/9/2013 1:26PM

    Fantastic! That is absolutely awesome. :D

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LILYGAL 6/9/2013 12:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm so impressed. I do the jog/walk thing but haven't in a while. Maybe I should get back to it now. I will try!! THanks for the inspiration!!

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LIZARDG7 6/9/2013 12:19PM

    You are a special lady and I am privileged to know you!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/9/2013 11:32AM

    emoticon Laura, I never doubted you!

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