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I just kept going

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I was so proud of myself Tuesday. While I have been running intervals for a hour a few times a weeks since the middle of January and getting just under 5 miles in, so I really didn't think I was ready for what came next.

When I set out for my run that morning I had this absurd idea that I was going to run 5 miles. I haven't ran 5 miles without a walk break in almost a year. And two years ago, other than when I ran a 5K race, it was my everyday running distance. 5 miles everyday before work, it's what prepared me for my day.

I know, what's your point...I ran 5 miles without any walk breaks in 57:31. Miles 1 and 2 where comfortably hard. Mile 3 I thought there is no way I am going to be able to run 5 miles. Mile 4 wasn't much better, but my legs did stop burning a little. By mile 5, it was like I was given a new set of legs, not only was it my easiest mile but it was also my fastest mile.

1 mi 11:36 min/mi
2 mi 11:18 min/mi
3 mi 11:20 min/mi
4 mi 11:36 min/mi
5 mi 11:10 min/mi

I guess I really wasn't giving my body enough credit these past few weeks. But it is game on now!!!

I just registered for a 10K on March 22 in Raleigh emoticon
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    That's Awesome!
    1578 days ago
    That is awesome!!!!! Nice work! And you did it in great time, too.
    1578 days ago
  • BOOCH6
    Thank you so much for sharing this ! I've wanted to get back to exercising, but don"t like the thought of starting slowly. Your blog inspires me to have patience ! I'll start today with a long run/walk. Thanks again for sharing !

    - Barb
    1578 days ago
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