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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Getting faster!

I decided after my half marathon, that I was going to start working on my speed. I've been running for almost 2 years, have probably run 20 5k races, and my fastest time was 34 minutes! I've always complained about being a slow runner, because I hate it! I know my body can do more!
  So, I ran 3 miles today, my first run after my half. I ran on the treadmill, because of the rain. I ran almost the whole thing at a 9:15 pace! My stepson interrupted me once, so I had to slow down for a minute. 
 But, I have never done that before! As I was running I just realized I've never run faster before, because I've just never pushed myself harder. I'm comfortable at an 11-12 min pace, so that's what I do!
  NO MORE! From now on I'm going to push myself to do more, to go harder. Because I know I can!
No more being slow and comfortable, time to step out of my box and GO!


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  1. I need to remind myself to keep pushing! This is so true! Good for you on your times! That's awesome! I'm still at about a 13 minute mile... Which, I suppose is atleast better than it was in high school gym class- when I'd just walk around the track all angry at having to do something so "stupid" haha TEENAGERS

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    1. Lol...teenagers! 13 min. mile is still awesome! You'll keep getting better too.

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  2. I think one of the hardest parts for many runners is to get out of their comfort zone. But running is not comfortable or painless. It's accepting that and getting to a place mentally where you can push through. You can do it girl!!! We are all there with you. We all hurt :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristy! It's nice to know I'm not alone. :)

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