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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

So, I wrote a while back about my plan to finish the Rookie Running program and run a 5K. I am happy to say I DID IT!! I ran my first 5K today in about 42 minutes. It was really hot and I was not used to running in the sun. I usually run at night so running during the day was different. emoticon

I have a few more events planned in the future so I need to create a new plan.
10K in April (Lost Dutchman Race)
Esprit de She, Duathlon (1.5 run/ 12 mile bike/ 1.7 run) May 4

I plan to do 2 brick workouts a week; one will be a long one and the other a short one. I might have to re-evaluate this as I get closer to the race, but I'll do this for a month and see how it goes.

I plan to continue running 2 additional times a week; one longer one (3+ miles) and the other a shorter maintenance run.

I will also conquer my fear of riding my bike at night and start riding on Fridays again. I stopped because I had a near miss with a motorcycle, but I just have to get back up there and try again.

This next week will be a challenge because I start school again and that always takes up time. (sigh)

Anyway. I realize this plan is a little vague, but I wanted to put it out there before I forgot.

Here's a picture of me at the 5K!!

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    Nice! Congrats on your first 5k! That is awesome! Think that's about the time of my 1st, too. And, I'm proud of you for signing up for your first 10K. You are on a roll! Keep on pushing! emoticon
    1013 days ago
    Dear Amy,

    Great job! Running when it is hot is always a challenge. You look great with that number on you.

    Riding a bike at night is a challenge. Try to keep off busy streets.

    Bricks are a good way to get fit. I will be rooting for you.

    Thanks, Bruce
    1024 days ago
    Woo-hoo! Congrats on your first 5K--what a rush, huh?
    1024 days ago
    Sounds like you got it figured out!! Congrats on your 5k that is so fantastic!
    you're going to do awesome this year!!!!
    Just remember taking care of you is as important as school! I always find it helpful to schedule it in!!!!
    1025 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/2/2014 4:41:01 PM
    Woo Hoo!! I'm about to start week 4 of Spark's program myself. I stepped it back a little today, since I'd been off for a week. Between that and the two minute intervals I did this morning, my quads are NOT thanking me! You are an awesome inspiration! Keep up the great work!
    1025 days ago
    Looking good girl!
    1026 days ago
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