Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hitting the big 40

That’s right folks…it hit 40 this week..40 miles that is!! Whoo hoo!! This is a goal I have been trying to hit for the last three weeks, so it was a pretty big deal for me!

It seems like this goal has lasted forever, or that I wasn’t going to accomplish it because each week something happened to make me cut back my miles. The first week it was horrible storms and last week it was a little potassium problem! However, this week I finally made it!

I was also supper excited because as I started out my 6 miles today, the final leg and the only thing looming between me the the 40 mile goal, I was feeling rather tired and unmotivated to go fast. I took a deep breath and told myself I was not going to worry about my time…I would just run at a comfortable pace and be fine with that. As i hit the pavement (literally) it took me all of 30 seconds to start looking at my pace and trying to go faster/stay consistent..haha i’m pathetic! anyways, I was really excited when i was able to end my run, feeling really good, with my best time yet…6 miles in 45:30 with my garmin showing an average pace of 7:34! The best part about it was that I really didn’t feel like I was dying or even going super fast…i’m really excited to continue seeing how much I can increase my pace! Now I have to tackle 16 miles on saturday (the furthest distance to date)!

On a side note…I have stated to notice my regulars on the bike path (like the old man with the Huge beard that wears a camel back and walks freaking forever…or the guy who sings at the top of his lungs while walking) but it has freaked me out lately as i run by people and then hear them say..”oh there she is”…or … “that’s the girl..”! So weird..maybe i run like Phoebe on friends or something! 

Hopefully i will survive to write another post!

8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh you go girl! You are running half marathons and beyond on your own. You are definitely encouraging me to go beyond my minute miles and to strive for greatness!

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  2. Oh and stay tuned - mentioning you in my running post. ;)

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  3. I DO run like Phoebe. For real. I want to do a triathlon but the running scares me because I honestly run almost just like her.

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  4. Don't hate me, but I kind of run like Phoebe!

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  5. Grr...for some reason Blogger messed up as I hit "post comment"...

    ANYWAYS, I totally thought, by reading the first few words of you blog, that you were turning 40!! LOL! I am like, what?!?!!?

    I love the scene from Friends :)

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  6. Haha. Cute! Stopping by from SITS - congrats on your goal! I used to hate running, but I've been more into it lately. Still, I definitely about collapse at my 3.1 mi.

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