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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Yesterday, my hubby, our boys, one of their friends and I took off for the boys favorite mountain biking location.....my hubby warned me that it would probably a longer outing than usual (they are ride their bikes, I follow behind running)....

Well - off we went...

When they ride, there is a lot of stopping and starting...so I stop my Nike+ tracker while I wait for them to make up their minds about which trail to ride, or which trick jump to do...or redo over and over....so it's not a consistent run...

The first part of the run is 1.5 miles in....and you get that out too..for a total of 3. There is another 1 mile round trip to the quarry where they jump...so I knew I was in for at least 4 miles.....

When I heard my Nike+ thing say you have run 4 miles...I looked around and knew it was going to be a long way back..so I decided that I COULD DO IT...and never gave up.

When we got to the quarry, that is when I started to feel it, but I also knew it was only 1/2 mile back to the truck...so I was OK....I watched the boys jump for a while, sitting in the shade on a rock. I stretched some..in hopes of not cramping up and tightening up too much....but it happened quick...so I grabbed the keys from hubby and headed back...thinking that I might walk the last 1/2 mile....

I started out running, and was feeling OK. Once I made it to the paved bike path, I knew that there was going to be no walking....and I pushed to finish hard...

I did it...my Nike+ said 6.8 miles, but after 2 5K races, we have determined that my Nike+ is .25 short on all of my runs (need to recalibrate) - so add that in and it was 7.1 miles...my longest run EVER.

I was really tight and tired last night....but this morning, felt great, and am ready to hit the streets for a 5K run in the morning....

Have a great week everyone.
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