This weekend I ran 10 miles for the first time in 2011. In fact, it’s the first time I ran a double digit run since the Army 10 Miler at the end of October. I was supposed to run on Saturday, but it was a drizzly, cold day and I just could not find my motivation. Instead, I spent the day trying to get my house back to normal, which meant thousands of trips up and down my two sets of stairs. I called that my “recovery run” and moved my 10 miles to Sunday.
Sunday was beautiful! It was sunny and a little over 40 degrees. My dad and I met up with my friend and headed out. The first mile was super slow, but then we hit a nice rythm and the rest of the miles were pretty steady. In the end, despite some hellish hills and walking to eat a Gu (Orange Burst with caffeine, yum!), we finished 10.12 miles at an average of a 10:45 pace. This is exactly where my charts say my long run should be, so I’m pretty happy that I hit it right on. Several times during the run I actively chose to slow us down to stay on pace (which I find harder mentally than speeding up).
My achilles was a bit sore afterwards, but feels fine this morning. Hopefully I’ll be able to continue to build to half marathon distance without re-injuring myself.
And now for the winner…
Number 5 is Marlene at Mission to a(nother) Marathon. Congratulations, Marlene! Now you can get that pace band you want. Email me at mom2shoo at gmail. com.
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Dave did 10 on Saturday but I also could not motivate to get outside – what a yuck day. But, like you, was very happy to be out on Sunday – gorgeous. And it will be nice again today. Maybe spring will actually eventually come?
Way to go with hitting double digits for the first time in a while. Glad the body cooperated. I was jealous of everyone running yesterday–it was such a nice day to be out there!
So glad you got your double digits in and enjoy a beautiful day. (We need one of those here! come on sun!!)Congrats to marlene
Congrats on the great run! The weather WAS so Beautful on Sunday . . I ran my long run that day too so I did not have to run in the rain!
I've got 2 more weeks before double digits. EGADS! nice job!
Way to go on the 10-miler! Sounds like you made the right call waiting for Sunday. And doesn't it feel good to restore order in the house??YAY!!! Thanks! So excited! Emailing now…
Great job on your run!
Yay for double digits!And congrats Marlene!
You were smart to wait until Sunday to run. I had the same lack of motivation on Saturday morning and then attempted to go out in the afternoon after not making the best lunch choices. It was a mistake and I had the bad run to prove it.
Congrats! Sounds like a great run 😉
Third blog I've read tonight with Double Digits in the title. Why didn't I get the email telling me this was the title of the day?Oh well, congrats on your run! I did the DD too but in heavy snow! At some point I may reach my limit and be sick of it but I am not there yet!Any chance you are doing the St. Paddy's Day 8K in your area?
Good job getting back into the double digits! Sounds like it was a nice run :)congrats to Marlene!!!!
Way to go on your double digits!!
Ten in the bank! Make sure Marlene gets the Mexican version………… HA