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Let's Count This Run as a Big Success!


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Most of my usual Galloway running group members are running Celebration Half Marathon tomorrow, so they didn't run today. Only 2 of our 9 pace groups did run today, and I had my choice of 5 miles really slow or the fastest group (all members who regularly do full marathons and I'm a half marathoner) for 11 miles. The Program Director reassured me that I could do it, so I went with the fast group. I borrowed a windbreaker/rain jacket as I had taken fleece and there was a light mist at the beginning of the run. The weather got nicer as the sun rose; temperature was in the 40's.

About 4 minutes into the run we tackled a big hill. I had muscles that didn't like it and my cardio was about maxed out. I considered turning back; one other person did turn back. Glad I didn't quit. We ran intervals of 2:1, 2 minutes run and 1 minute walk. Sometimes in order to keep up I had to run longer and walk shorter, but I did keep up. I was never the last person, although up hills I was usually the next to last person.

We ended up running 11 miles in an hour and 59 minutes, which is a pace a little faster than my best half marathon. I'm a little sore now. Just used the foam roller. All in all, I think it was good for me. Nice people, too. I count today's run a big success!
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_LINDA 1/30/2014 12:18PM

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Very well done Marsha!! You are amazing!! I hope you suffer no ill effects after doing those hills..

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BLUENOSE63 1/30/2014 6:31AM

  Wow! That is a great NSV! You should be very proud of yourself!

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JUST_TRI_IT 1/30/2014 4:43AM

    Inspiration...just pure inspiration!!

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KIMBERLY_Y 1/29/2014 3:20PM

    Wow! You are inspiring me to keep up my running. Great job!!!

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LEWILL1982 1/29/2014 1:53PM

    That's amazing, such an inspiration, congratulations!

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AQUAGIRL08 1/26/2014 9:35PM

    Awesome job Marsha!

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MBTEPP 1/26/2014 9:10AM

    WOW! emoticon emoticon

Challenging yourself, pushing your limits, making new friends, all incredible and motivating.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/26/2014 7:27AM

    Now that's the way to move out of a comfort zone. Great job! You never back down. I love it.

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TAICHIDANCER 1/26/2014 5:59AM

    As always you inspire me. Congrats on this awesome achievement.

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TXPATRIOT 1/26/2014 12:35AM

    You are so awesome!

An inspiration to us all!

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STRIVERONE 1/25/2014 9:35PM

    Very nice. No coasting for you.

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WATERMELLEN 1/25/2014 9:04PM

    Absolutely HUGE success! You are doing terrific!!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 1/25/2014 7:12PM

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AMANDAJCD 1/25/2014 6:52PM

    That's awesome Marsha -- congrats!!

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GABY1948 1/25/2014 6:11PM

    emoticon job, as usual, Marsha. I agree with the others, you ARE such an inspiration to so many of us! I was just talking about you to my dh! Keep up the GREAT WORK!

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MSLZZY 1/25/2014 5:58PM

    You pushed yourself a little more than usual but it proves you can do anything. HUGS!

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NATPLUMMER 1/25/2014 5:40PM

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RUN4FOOD 1/25/2014 5:04PM

    Congratulations! As I recall, you've surprised yourself several times like this.
What else are you capable of, but just don't know it yet?

I feel more stretch runs coming for you.


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MEXGAL1 1/25/2014 4:12PM

    Wow Marsha that is totally awesome...you rule!
Enjoy the rest of the week end
Sallie

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BOOKAPHILE 1/25/2014 3:05PM

    I can hear your comfort zone stretching from here. You can do so much more than you think. emoticon

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WIFE48 1/25/2014 2:54PM

    Awesome job. emoticon emoticon emoticon You are an inspiration to us all.

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DIANNEMT 1/25/2014 2:39PM

    I would certainly count that as a success!! I do 5Ks at best and your run would have killed me! LOL

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TERI-RIFIC 1/25/2014 2:16PM

    Awesome!! I'm taking vicarious pleasure for us women over 55.

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 1/25/2014 1:58PM

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Aren't you ever so glad you didn't run with the slow group?

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HARROWJET 1/25/2014 1:53PM

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/25/2014 1:45PM

    emoticon Proving once again, you can do more than you THINK you can do! emoticon Now, good rest/recovery and onward!

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SLIMLILA 1/25/2014 1:21PM

    Humongous Congratulations to you!!!! Don;t know what all the stats mean, but keeping up with the fast group, seems impressive to me.... Yeah, You!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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