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10K Training Update

by Megan

Today I ran 4 miles without stopping or walking. That might not seem like a very big deal to you runners out there, but I don’t believe I’ve ever done that before. In fact, my longest runs before today were 3.5 miles, and I didn’t run those straight through. My pacing is still laughable. In fact, my 5K time during this run was a little slower than my last 5K when I walked a little bit of it. I think I’m just afraid that if I push myself too hard I won’t finish the run. I need to push myself harder, especially since my app tells me exactly how fast I’m running. I should be able to pick a pace and not let myself go any slower. I’ll try that on some of my shorter runs this week.

So my Saturday long runs will just keep getting longer, but 4 miles is the longest that I run during the week for the rest of the training. Now that I know I can do it fairly easily, the training should be a breeze.

Saturday is still the best day for me to run because I can go out midmorning. During the week I have to run very early morning when it’s still dark out, because Daniel has to leave for work before 7am, or I can run in the evening, but that gets in the way of dinner. A few times I’ve had to go running right after dinner- not fun.

Anyway, training is going well. I don’t expect to finish in a respectable amount of time, but I do expect to finish! And it is my goal to run the entire 6.2 miles. It’s all in the mind!

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Elyse January 29, 2012 - 3:09pm

4 miles IS a big deal! It’s a hump that you have to get over. I remember playing the rocky song after I ran my first 4 miles! Way to go!!

fort mcdowell January 29, 2012 - 3:57pm

Yay for you!

Cynthia January 30, 2012 - 5:52am

That’s some early running. If I was more motivated, I’d get up and run with you! Jackson rarely wakes up before 7:30. You might be able to convince me to do it. I even have new sneakers that I have worn…twice.

Kadi January 30, 2012 - 2:34pm

What a sweet feeling to hit a new milestone! Keep working girl…you are awesome!