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half-marathon plans

Sunday, September 30, 2012

my first emoticon is 6 days away. the unhealthy air has limited my training plans. i've struggled with a really bad attitude...feeling frustrated with being unable to run, and being unwilling to move to a different indoor activity...that adds up to crankiness because of lack of exercise. it's just generally been an unpleasant few weeks in the smoke all around.
yesterday, the air cleared, so i went out to see if i could do 10 miles, walking and running. i did it--10.38 miles in 2 hours and 45 minutes....it sounds incredibly slooowww, but i am just happy i made it. emoticon
it's unclear if the event will take place...they're monitoring air quality....i'm ready to do it if i can. my pace won't be great, but i'm hoping to say i did a half-marathon this time next week. emoticon
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    thanks for the encouragement, folks. i appreciate it. i hadn't even looked at my speed. before the fires, and ensuing smoke, i was running 12-13 minute miles, so i was a bit discouraged to realize i wouldn't come close to that. i guess the good news is that it will be easy to beat my time on this one when the next 1/2 marathon rolls around. =D
    2389 days ago
    I don't think it was that slow...and besides, you're likely to go 'faster' during the race... I know I did for my first! (Had done a full 13.1 mi once in training and it took me 3 hrs 2 min... but on race day I did the same distance in 2 hr 48 min) ;)

    The important thing is you did a good distance..and at a decent pace..and one that will get you to that start line uninjured!
    2390 days ago
    Your speed was a 15.8 minute mile, that's almost 4 mph emoticon . I'd say you were moving right along.


    2390 days ago
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