First 5 Mile Run -- Finally

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Well, I hadn't run five miles yet. I scraped my knee a few weeks back when I was going for my five mile run and then I got caught up in tree climbing, so I never tried it.

So, it was just kind of hanging there. And honestly, I was running a lot less than I had been, but I kept getting faster anyway which I think is awesome.

Still, I wanted to finally get that five mile run in, so tonight when I was leaving work, I thought, "Why not tonight?" Running into work, I had run my fastest two mile run ever of 14:12 by over a minute, so I felt like I had improved enough that I shouldn't have to work to that mileage even though I hadn't run as far as four miles in a couple of weeks.

I felt like I had slipped last week by eating less healthy than before and having one day without any form of exercise at all. I didn't even walk that day, so I thought I was probably in for at least staying even, but I weighed myself and I had dropped nearly four pounds from before.

Of course, I had weighed myself right after breaking my record, so that felt energizing. And haven broken my previous personal best as well as the fact that I ran seven miles today including my first mile run makes me feel great.

My calfs are actually tight. That's the first time that's happened in a long time.

I think that it's interesting to note that my first five mile run time was at a faster pace than my first four mile run time. I think that I have a new record to achieve for that distance as well.

And I want to try doing some sprints at a track to see how fast I can sprint say 100 or 200 meters. Mostly just because I'm curious.
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    Wow, sounds like you are making great strides (pun intended). Hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weather we've been having! Spark on...
    4173 days ago
    Wow...great job on the run! Keep it up!!
    4175 days ago
    emoticon I like your reasoning...just because I'm curious....I love that...hahahhaha
    I do the same thing. Congratulations on the 4 pound loss...that's awesome. Spark On!
    4175 days ago
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