Thursday, 9 September 2010

10 miler

I just ran the farthest I've ever run.  Booyah bitches.  10 miles (actually 9.8, damnit gmap-pedometer, why do you have to be so precise!).  I ain't fast.  I ain't pretty.  But I put one leg in front of the other, and, an hour and 40 minutes later, I arrived back where I started, albeit with very sore legs.

3 miles is easy peasy now.  5 miles is my normal 'go out and chug away' run, still feels good, but can be rough around the edges.  During triathlon training, I got into 7 and 8 miles, and they felt okay, just a bit longer than my 5-6 milers.  But I definitely felt the extra 2 miles today.  By the last 20 minutes, my knees started aching, and it became more and more difficult to maintain my pace.  But I pushed myself the last 5 minutes and finished strong, woot woot.  My legs will be sore tomorrow, but it's good to know I can do it!

And suddenly, 13 miles doesn't seem so bad...good thing because I'm running it in one month!  Sponsor me!

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