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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Week 8: Monumental!!

Again I am writing from the comfort of The Coach's house... And he's not even here. I'm in charge, let's party!

What a week! Since I sort of released The Coach of his coaching duties I actually spread my wings and had a great week! (The Coach is still in the picture, I just want him more for advice when I need it. And motivation.) I slept through Monday's swim class but made it the other two days. Our teacher didn't show up Friday, which means we actually got a better work out when we led ourselves!

I had three runs, each one with something "big" for me and my improvement. First up was a short one. I left for 5 miles, but as I kept going faster I changed my plan. I turned it into a prep-run for the Boston 5K. How did it go?? Finally!! I've wanted it for so long, and Tuesday night I ran my first sub-30 5K!!

Next was another 5 miler... That I changed to make it 7! Only 2 extra miles, but for an after work run this felt huge... And awesome!

And then came Saturday's long run. 10 was planned so I figured I could do 12. 2.5 miles in I thought, "if I'm going 6 miles out, why not go 6.5?" Yeah, so I totally ended up running 13.1 miles just because!

I'm still waiting for my medal and space blanket!

10 comments:

  1. Hooray for running a sub-30 5K!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm still riding high from that one!

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  2. Coach? No coach? I'm so confused. Boston? No Boston? Pink, Red? See what happens when I try to sneak back into blogging? I'm lost :( .

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    1. Yes, Boston ... for a whole freaking week!! The Coach is doing the marathon, I'm doing the 5K. And he's in the picture - I just keep altering his coaching duties as I see fit!

      Welcome back!!

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  3. WAHOOOOOO!!!! SO EXCITED to hear about your new PR when you get back...you will love Boston...I am so jealous you are going now. I'm heading there in August, but still....

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    1. I am soooo excited to go to Boston!! I want to stalk the childhood homes of NKOTB, but the Coach says No. What a party pooper, right?!?

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  4. Congrats! You could have turned that into that Fab Virtual race thingy that's going on this weekend and then they mail you a medal. I don't think they send you a space blanket, though. ;) Good job.

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    1. Really? Bummer I missed it. Oh well, next time perhaps!
      Thanks!!

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    2. You haven't missed it, yet! It's this coming weekend. virtualfabrun dot com. I kind of want to do it, but this weekend is so packed, I don't know if I can fit it in. :)

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