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I ran 10 miles yesterday

Friday, April 05, 2013

I ran 10 miles yesterday, or rather I slogged 10 miles. I happened to run with my shadow and it looked like I was a constipated old lady out for a run. I really need to work on my form.

In the morning, my intent was to do 14 but as the hours passed I knew I was not going to reach that distance. Originally, I was going to drive into town and run there, but decided to do the hills close to home. I ended up taking a nap after lunch, so I figured my body wasn't up to a 14 miler.

I set out with the idea of doing 6 miles and then see how I felt; if I felt good then I'd do 12. I am breaking in my new pair of Saucony Omni 11 but they changed the design so much now I am not sure I like them. They are lighter than last years model and it feels like the support and cushioning are different.

That was a bummer. This was my first long run in the shoes. They felt fine on the shorter distances. I felt some blisters on my heels starting on this run. Since I run close to home and back and forth, I stopped at mile 6 and put on some band-aids, downed a packet of GU (my second time trying this) and set off again.

A little over mile 9 I decided I did not want to do 12 because now blisters were starting on my toes. And I was getting cold with the wind. So I turned around and decided to be content with a 10 miler.

22 days til the Half Marathon
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  • FRAN0426
    Sorry the shoes have changed, and hopr they work out better once they are broken in. At this point I feel it didn't matter what you looked like doing that fantastic 10 mile run; you can work on form the next time----good luck with the race.
    1878 days ago
    That is awesome! I just did my first half two weeks ago and it's amazing. You are going to do great, and I bet you'll surprise yourself.
    1878 days ago
    Good luck with your half-marathon!
    1878 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    A Half Marathon is more than enough to give you good health benefits. emoticon
    1878 days ago
    WOWZERS! That is truly inspiring. I wish I could even do a mile without feeling like I'm going to die lol
    1878 days ago
    Good for you! Someone recommended Saucony to me for running shoes. I think it is awesome that you even did the 10 considering the blister issues. You are going to do great on your half-marathon.
    1878 days ago
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