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30 Before 30: #16

by Megan

16. Run in a 10k race

Daniel used my “30 Before 30” list as inspiration for my Christmas gifts, so for one of my presents he signed me up to run the 10k that happens simultaneously with the Phoenix marathon and half-marathon. I started training for it on Monday, and last night was my second training run. I was supposed to run 3 miles. It didn’t specifically say without stopping, but I’m assuming that is implied for all these training runs.
So I did it. I went out around 7:15, in the dark, and ran 3 miles. Actually I ran 3.1 miles to see what my 5k time would be. It’s pretty embarrassing how slow I am, but I was very proud of running the whole distance without stopping. It made me know that I can handle 6.2 miles.
The longest distance I’ve run up until now is about 4 miles, and I’ve only run a full 5k maybe 2-3 other times in my life, and that was before having kids!

So I know I can run the distance, probably without stopping or walking, and now I would just like to improve my speed! I have 8 weeks of training before the race on March 3rd, so hopefully that will help me to get a little bit faster!

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Jelli Bean January 27, 2012 - 7:39pm

Happy training! I had a goal like this once, and wehn I finally went beyond and ran further than I’d ever though possible, I can tell you that it was exhilirating!

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