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16 miles, I did that???

Sunday, June 08, 2014

I'm in training for my 3rd half marathon, so I feel almost confident, but not all the way. I decided, when my training partner decided she wanted to run 13.1 early, after only a max 10 mile run for me, that I wanted to do it too! So I did it, being awarded a really nice metal! That was last week-end, but then I decided I didn't want to max at 13 before the half, I wanted to exceed it. I decided to do 15 this week, however, time, running groups and things ended up changing my plan. I discovered that it is ok to split up miles occasionally as long as all the miles are in a 24 hour period. So I headed out at 5:45am yesterday and ran 8 beautiful, country miles in the most ideal temperatures! Came home, showered, napped, had a light dinner and went back out. I had been warned that I needed to be careful, so run #2 was a little slower, but another 8 miles. I went 10, 13, 16. That's a lot of miles!!! I feel amazing today!!! Other than tired, I'm not sore, thank those walk breaks!! I feel on top o the world! Ready for the taper!!
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    Splitting a run can be energizing, and it really helps build the endurance! Kudos to you, just do not do too much too fast, or you will invite injuries. Keep up the fab work.
    1416 days ago
    As always, you are an inspiration and SO AMAZING!
    You got out of bed at 5:45 on a SATURDAY to go for a long run and it was only your first of the day?
    Maybe just a teeny bit insane, but emoticon
    1416 days ago
    The walk breaks are the key!


    About a year away from attempting a half. Certainly inspiring to read your story.
    1417 days ago
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