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Finally....a run....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Come hell or high water I was running today....and I did....

Of course - I really need to think about time of day now that we are getting into the 80's for temperature around her....running in the 70 degree temps would be much nicer...but no - I didn't plan, instead I filled 50 water balloons and delivered them to school for field day tomorrow, then I got my Spark on...and before I knew it it was 10AM, and it was 80 degrees....but I didn't let it stop me....I went for it. I mapped out a 4 mile loop and off I went. My goal was to push the first 2 miles as best I could....with bigger intervals. I did 11 / 1, 10/1 for my first almost 2 miles and then broke it down to 4 /1's from there for the remaing two. My goal was under 44 minutes....I know that my running speed is about 10 minutes / mile - and walking is about 14:30, so I should be able to get the balance....my time was 43:17 YIPEE.

Although it was hard, and I had that head going to explode feeling for most of the run in the sun...it felt great. I have 2 weeks and 4 days until the 10K, and I am more confident this year than last.....look out 1:10 here I come.
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  • THEHONESTME
    Congrats on your run - that time is terrific! I'm in awe of anyone who runs outside - guess I'm a closet runner (gym only) And, Thanks for stopping by to read my blogs - your support means a lot to me :)
    3549 days ago
  • NITELITE72
    Way to go, girl! I don't think I could run in 80 degree weather...of course I really can't run at all. LOL! Be proud. You set your mind to it and you accomplished it!! :)
    3550 days ago
  • ROSET491
    Good for you! I'm running a 5K next Saturday (25) and hoping to break the 40 minute mark!! We'll see! I am a back the pack runner!!
    Rose
    3550 days ago
  • JICASMOM
    Awesome job!!!! You got it in when you could have diverted and done something else!!! Great job... I am envious... Off to swim team right now... and then it will be after 8 when I get home... So proud of your time and that you got the run in even though it was later than you wanted it to be...
    3551 days ago
  • MUSTANG_SALLY2
    Wow! Way to go!!! Cooler temps might have made you faster. Just think, you would have been a blur running down the path. (giggles) I am still walking pretty slow so I'm very impressed with your numbers.

    Keep up the great work!

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    3551 days ago
  • PINKBEANBOO
    I ran 4 miles today, too. Guess what my time was.....
    43:28. You beat me by 11 seconds!
    3551 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/16/2011 3:38:51 PM
  • no profile photo CD6805483
    Way to get your run in no matter what!! Great time too!! I know you will OWN your upcoming 10K!!
    3551 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    Yay for getting in a run...and a great run at that!

    I bow to anyone who runs in the heat. I HATE it and pretty much just won't do it. I run at dawn if I'm going to run outdoors; I can't stand the sun beating down on me! I'm a wimp! emoticon
    3551 days ago
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