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Doubled my Warm-Up time for Twice the Results

Monday, October 31, 2011

So I knew by last week that I wasn't warming up enough before I started running. Why? Well, because when I'm ready to run... I'm ready to run!
It took a couple of weeks of talking to myself, but I doubled my warm up time/distance this morning.
What do ya know? I was running twice as far before I had to slow down and catch my breath. Plus, I was able to maintain my elusive "12 minute mile" easily. That's big for me.
My goal is to run the half marathon closer to 2.5 hours than 3! For that, I need a 12 or 11 minute/mile.

So make sure your muscles are ready to go, SparkFriends! I'll try to do better at that also.

Happy Halloween, Again!

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  • LEW0213
    Good for you, Roxanne. Very good idea.
    2726 days ago
    Yay Roxanne! I know what you mean about the warmup! I'm not a runner, although I try to mix a little jogging in with my walks, but the warmup is SO important! I find that, once I'm warmed up, I can go forever; however, if I don't take enough time with it, I have to stop and stretch out my calves and ankle tendons. Good luck with the marathon!
    2727 days ago
    That's awesome! Glad you are doing so well with your running! Happy Halloween!
    2727 days ago
    Good for you!
    I have not yet had the courage to run, so I'm always in awe of those who do.

    Keep up the good work!
    2727 days ago
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