Sunday, May 4, 2014

First Long Run

Inspired by my friend Jenna who is running her first MARATHON today, I decided to run my first "long run".  I ditched the interval timer, cranked up some tunes, plotted out a route and hit the pavement.  My plan was to run 6km, 1 more than I've ever run before.

The route took me up some hills that I hadn't anticipated, and today is the first hot day of the year with the sun out and the temperature hitting 15C.  I finished the run in 1:07.  I was a bit disappointed that it took me 25 minutes to do an extra kilometer, even with the hills and the heat.  Till I got home and updated the route in MapMyRun and found out that I had gone 7.14 km.  Yay me!!

My pace was slower than what I usually run, but I'm okay with that.  Just knowing that I can run that distance and for that amount of time (still with walking breaks, especially on the hills) makes the slower pace okay.

I finally feel that I"m back in the running game and right now I feel like I can conquer anything!

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