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thoughts from a mother of boys, a marathoner, a triathlete, a crafter, a wife, and a scientist

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Running Log ~ Week 11


Have you seen my countdown number yet?  My race is approaching so fast!  Due to a few set backs I am not yet able to run a 10K.  I thought I would by March, but that didn’t happen.

But that’s ok.  I really only need to be able to run an 8k, which is about 5 miles.

Right now I can do four.  So I am confident that in two weeks I will be able to run 5.


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So here is how it has gone since my last log.  I have regressed.

I was fighting running the three fifteen minute intervals, so instead I ran three ten minute intervals and one 15 minute at the end.

I ditched the app.  I know what I need to do now.  I just need to run.

My new goal is to stop focusing on time and focus on distance.  In less than two weeks I will be participating in my first race event.  I need to know that I can go the distance.  I don’t care how long it is going to take, well I do, but not as much as I care if I can finish.

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But how did I do the last couple of runs?

Last Tuesday's Run

Last Tuesday’s Run

Sunday's Run

Sunday’s Run

Can you see? Between Tuesday and Sunday I had increased my distance but decreased my time!


But here is the most exciting picture this week:


I got my race number!!!!!

Just. Keep On. Running.

C25K interval information can be found here

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It’s a Race!

After I decided I was going to start running again, my sister came to me and said “Let’s do the Shamrock Run

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And of course I said that was a great idea.  I didn’t really mean it.

I had till March to get into racing pace and it was only November at the time.  We could do it.  And of course I made my cousin do it too, after all it was her fault I am running again.

So, she didn’t mean that we were going to run the 15k, just the 5k.  And isn’t that the program I started?

I decided that to make it a challenge for me, I am going to train for the 8k instead of the 5k.  Because, well if you are gonna do it, you might as well go all balls out.  Right?

I also figured I had to have someone hold me accountable.  Since the race gives me the option to change events, I figured if I told you, all three of my readers, about it, I couldn’t back out at the last-minute.

On my sidebar I have set a countdown so we all know when my race time comes.

I have also decided that I will keep you posted on my progress.  I know, I know, you’re welcome.

So this is my official announcement that I am participating in a race event!

My family and I love the movie “Rat Race” and almost every time I am walking somewhere with my sister, at some point we quote Rowan Atkinson, so it is only fitting now.  Right?  And thank you to Riddleman65 for posting this clip for me to use.




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