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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!

~Roxanne
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  • LEW0213
    Good for you, Roxanne. Very good idea.
    2576 days ago
  • TERRIJ7
    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!
    2576 days ago
  • FITNFUNJEN
    That's awesome! Glad you are doing so well with your running! Happy Halloween!
    2576 days ago
  • GOOSIEMOON
    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!
    2576 days ago
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