My 1st 5 mile run

Friday, July 09, 2010

Training for my first half marathon

I officially became a road runner today. I live off about a mile long dirt road, and off of that mile+ long small side road. Not a lot of traffic. You could say I live in the boonies. :) So my normal run and the farthest I’ve ever run is to the end of that side road and back – 2 miles out and 2 miles back in. Today my training schedule called for 5 miles. To make my 5 mile goal I had to venture out onto the main road. It’s not a crazy buys road, but it gets decent traffic for the boonies and their are no sidewalks or bike lanes. When the pavement stops on either side it’s bushes and trees.

I don’t know if Road Runner is a term runners even use (I still consider myself a wanna be runner) – That’s just what came to mind when I was running this morning. It’s silly, but as soon as I took to the real road and started running – I felt like a hard core runner :)
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    2900 days ago
    wow, thats fantastic! I really want to get into running and never seem to do it, strange I can attend a high impact class and sweat for an hour but cant get the legs running, you are doing great , you will be doing 10 runs soon, best of luck emoticon
    2900 days ago
    That's really great! The first 5 miles can be tough... but it will get better from here on out :D
    2900 days ago
    Very cool. My goal this summer is to get back up to 5 miles at once (I trained and ran a half in 2004). I have a wooded road that I use as my course and it would mean that I would run it twice with another mile on an attaching road. Enjoy the runner's high.
    2900 days ago
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