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4 Mile High Club

Friday, August 14, 2009

So today was my first day running on an indoor track. I had originally planned a three mile route through the neighborhood, but around 6:45 I decided it was still too warm to run outside. Part of me wanted to blow off the workout and sit and finish my book. BUT I had made myself a promise...a challenge really...that I would run three full miles today. So, I got up, changed, got my stuff together and headed to the pavilion to run on the indoor track. (I stopped at Sport's Authority and picked up a pitch counter to count my laps which was a brilliant idea Laura, thank you!)

So I got there, walked a couple warm up laps and then realized I forgot the watch for my HRM. This means I also meant I didn't have a timer for my work out. So I decided I was just going to run the length of my playlist. That way I would know exactly how long I ran. 49.8 minutes later I had run 4 miles!!! I knew when I hit the three mile marker thanks to my handy-dandy counter, and I still felt great. I had no reason to stop. Plus, I told myself I was going to run through my playlist so I kept going.

I still can't believe I ran four freaking miles! I'm on such a high right now I just want to go run more. I have a feeling my legs are going to be a little sore tomorrow though because they're already feeling a bit tight.

I feel so accomplished. This is by far the longest run ever. It's even helped me get over the few flashbacks I had to junior high when we took a field trip to the pavilion to run the mile. emoticon

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  • STINA6584
    What can I say, I'm an over achiever like that emoticon
    3256 days ago
    What 4? Oh man I am so impressed. That's a good pace too... just a bit over a 12 min/mile! You are so gonna be 10k ready by your first 5k ;)
    3256 days ago
    Wowzaaa! YoU ROCK!!!! That is sooo amazing and so inspiring lady! =]

    I am sooo proud of you! :D :D :D

    I'm going to attempt(ha, should be interesting) to get up at 6 and try the C25k day 1 again tomorrow before work @ 8, while it's not scorching here, but we'll see if I can actually pull myself outta bed :) But this definitely makes me want to get up at the crack of @$$ and try all over again!!!!

    Way to go!!!!
    3257 days ago
  • LLBEAN75
    Girrrrrrl I am SOOOO proud of you! WAY TO GO!

    I went for my run tonight and couldn't decide between 3.1 and 4 miles. I ended up just running 3.1 because my legs started really hurting! But next week I'll do a four mile run and think of you!! My next run is Sunday outside and I'm doing 3.1 for the first time outside.

    Man so proud of you for going for that run :) I"m glad you love the indoor track!! I told you!
    3257 days ago
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