Thursday, July 29, 2010

10k, Baby!!

Treadmill training run - Wednesday, July 28


The best part of the days I *only* run is that I get to wear my running skirts! Today I was wearing the first one I ever bought - my neon green Adidas (due to the zipper back pocket, this was also my racing skirt for close to a year).

Anyway, I was actually (surprisingly) feeling REALLY good when I started out. For the last few months I've been pacing myself slower. Figuring that I usually do this too on my Sunday long runs, I've been trying to pick the pace back up. I know I'm slow, but I don't need TWO slow runs a week or I'll never get any faster! I was doing really well, and then I ran into my usual problem... I have to use the bathroom almost every single time I run on the treadmill. This time I made it just over 30 minutes in.

When I got back... blah... I really was not feeling it. Just in those couple minutes I seem to have lost a lot of my energy and I spent the second half of my run watching the timer on the treadmill. Which of course makes it drag... and drag... and drag...

Longest treadmill run in ages though (finally FINALLY over a 10K) - so I feel great about that. Also, my heel is still feeling ok, which is a good sign.


Also, I am down to my last month of fundraising for the Athens Marathon in Greece. I'm in the home stretch, I only have about 5% left of my goal to meet! If you have anything you can contribute to my cause, I would be ecstatic!


6 comments:

  1. Congrats on knocking out a 10K on the treadmill! Does the one you run on stop at 65 minutes too?!

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  2. Yes! It maxes out at 60 min plus a 5 min cool down (that I usually end up running anyway). At my old gym they let you increase cool down up to 10 minutes for 70 min total. I think they are only like that to limit the amount of time people spend on the treadmill. Of course if I want to keep going I just start over... :D

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  3. Good for you! That is awesome! Sorry to ask a noisy question but I am curious are you being sponsored for your Halfs or do you have to pay all the entry and travel cost?

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  4. Hi Sarah, thank you for stopping by! I have applied for sponsorships but have not found anyone interested in taking me on yet!

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  5. Wow! Congrats on the 10K! And that skirt looks great; lovely colour!

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  6. I have one running skirt, and I'm waiting and waiting for them to go on sale again to get another!!

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