Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I'm BAAACK


Where have I been? Out running, & running & running. I am focusing on building my running up now that the doc released me to run the last week in February. Before surgery in December I was up to 4 miles and my fastest pace was 11:30. Not bad for a new "old" runner! 

Since triathlons are questionable this season (have to strengthen that shoulder much more)- I have set a lofty goal to run my first half marathon in September. That is 13.1 miles. This exhilarates me and scares the hell out of me at the same time. I have begun my training and run 3 days a week. Two short runs then Friday or Sat. I pop it up another 1/2 mile. I am consistently running and loving it. I am slow but a mile is a mile whether you do it in 6 or 16 minutes. I am currently at 3  miles with a 14:24 pace. On March 9 I did the Nebraska Leprechaun Chase. My first 10k (6 miles). Since I had only been running again for 12 days, I knew I could not run entire course. So my plan- just finish and have FUN. I ran all the downhills & half the flats then walked the rest. I finished in 1 hr 42 min. injury free & looking good in my sparkle skirt & rainbow leg sleeves! That is my friend Melissa in her sparkle skirt too!

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