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Peachtree Roadrace Training Update

Monday, April 26, 2010

Well, the good news is that I am ahead of schedule in terms of distance - I can now comfortably run 4 miles without stopping or walking - for the past 2 days I have run that distance and could easily have gone further. My goal was to get to 4 miles by the end of April, so I can check that off the list.

Of course, the Peachtree is 6.2 miles, so I still have a ways to go. But I think it's doable. Hope to get to 5.5 miles by the end of May - then I will have plenty of time to tack on another mile to get to 6.5...which is what I want to train to for good measure.

The bad new is that a) I am still WAY slow (some people can probably walk faster than I need to run in order to keep going for 4 miles); and b) that the 4 miles run today and yesterday were inside on the treadmill...and we all know that the heat is the thing that will be my nemesis on July 4.

I've been doing some walking outside in addition to my inside activities - running on the treadmill, elliptical, Power 90, Slim in 6, etc. But I really need to get my butt out the DOOR and at least do a jog around the neighborhood a few times a week in order to get used to running on the road again and to get used to the heat.

Maybe I should put Juliet on the leash and take her with me. She is only a 4 lb dog...but WOW is she fast! Never have I seen such a small dog zip around so quickly. And the exercise would tire her out so she wouldn't spend as much time 'up to no good' once she got home. Taking her with me would definitely make it a two 'fer. amended goal for April 30 - 4.25 miles without walking. I'll do that later this week.

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    I get to see all of your miles racking up in my e-mail and you're zooming waaaay past me. ::grin:: So, you're slow. I'm slow. So keep going slowly and keep going and keep going and eventually it'll be easy and you won't be so slow. If that's the extent of your bad news, things ain't so bad! Because unlike sooooo very many people, you're moving, you're active, you're working towards your goal. Someone who does that is nothing but a winner.

    PS. I might not catch up to your miles, but I'm going to keep moving and moving. There's no stopping me either!
    4067 days ago
    Great work so far! Your speed doesn't matter-what does matter is that you get out there and do it, and I know you will!
    4069 days ago
    Good Luck with your newest April goal. emoticon And don't play down your 4 miles on the treadmill. That is a great accomplishment. Keep up the good work. emoticon
    4069 days ago
    Good for you on running 4 miles! emoticon It sounds like you'll be fine doing the Peachtree since you've still got over two more months to train. You're right about the heat, though. You need to be used to being outside in it.

    When you do the actual race, there are tons of people cheering you on, so you'll have extra motivation that day. People are lined up along the whole route cheering on the runners (and walkers). People yell, clap, wave flags, etc. It's a really cool event.

    Congratulations on doing so great on your training!
    4069 days ago
    Big kudos on that. I will recommend doing the first time or two without Juliet. Get yourself a little bit of an idea of how it goes before you try to add anything to it.

    Remember build on smaller successes and keep it simple.

    4069 days ago
    You are doing FANTASTIC! Stay the course to your goals.

    4069 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    wow your doing great, keep it up. I'm cheering you on. Keep up the great work.

    I hate the heat tooo. I had my fan going in the winter when I did my elliptical. Thats how much I hate the heat.

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    4070 days ago
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