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I am a farmer's wife,runner and a mother of two boys. I help my husband with our farming business. I did my first marathon in October 2010 and loved every minute of it. I'm now looking to do my 4th marathon in Little Rock, AR

Saturday, January 14, 2012

OH, What a feeling

My plans for today  was to get my long run in.  Today's long run was going  to be solo.  Rachele had to work this weekend and we just couldn't get a time to meet.     I got to the gym and took my bag in.   I don't know why, but I just wasn't feeling very motivated for this run.    Motivated or not this run was happening even if I ran slow.  When I stepped outside to start hitting the pavement, I noticed their was no wind, is that even  possible it's  been so freak in windy here lately.   

Ready or not," RUN"  here I come.  I pushed the  start button on my Garmin and started to hit the pavement.  I really hadn't thought about how far I was going to be running this morning.  I was just kind of going to go by how I was feeling. The first mile my legs  were feeling heavy.   As I  was hitting  mile 5, I could feel my legs  getting into a rhythm.  After that the rest of the miles just seemed kind of effortless. I was loving this run.  Sometimes we wait a long time in between runs to get that feeling.  Boy ,was I feeling it today.  I was so excited when I got done and looked  my Garmin.  The second half of my run I had a negative split, with my last mile at 9.02.   By the time I was done I had gone 10 miles.

It  amazes me, that when I least expect that  my run is going to be good.  I end up with one of my best runs.

Just what I needed to boost my Confidence level.  

Avg Pace
110:08.1 1.00 10:08
210:10.6 1.00 10:11
310:07.7 1.00 10:08
410:14.7 1.00 10:15
59:43.1 1.00 9:43
69:38.4 1.00 9:39
79:43.6 1.00 9:44
89:25.5 1.00 9:26
99:17.2 1.00 9:17
109:02.3 1.00 9:02

       Had an awesome solo run.  Just when I didn't think I had it in me. I'm able to pull off a good run.

                                Did you do a long run this weekend?

     How was your legs feeling during  your run this weekend?

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  1. Nice splits! You're getting faster! You should be so proud of yourself!

  2. Great run! I love the days when everything just feels right!

  3. Awesome job! It seems to be always on those toughest days that you do the best.

  4. look at those numbers! woohoo :) Awesome job!

  5. What a great run! I love it when you kind of dread a run and then they turn into something fantastic. My long run was much the same--I was nervous about it but it turned into a huge confidence builder. Yay for us!

  6. Great job with your long run! I did a nine yesterday with no wind either. Isn't it amazing how nice it is to run without the wind when it feels like you run in it all the time for ahwile!

  7. Hurray! What a great read this post is! So happy for you.

  8. Way to go, Penny! That run looks awesome. I'm glad it was a great one for you.

  9. Look at you...those are some great splits. Nothing like turning in your fastest mile at the end of 10! :)

  10. amazing! sometimes all it takes is that first step! you ARE stronger than you think you are :) great run Penny!

  11. Nice run! You killed it with those negative splits.

  12. I love it when a good run comes when you least expect it! Great job!

  13. As a slow runner, I am so impressed with your time--I strive to get below 10 someday (right now I'd be happy anywhere below 11!!). Thanks so much for the inspiration! I'll remember your post during my long run tomorrow!

  14. I just came across your blog and i really like it! I especially like the reviews you write. :)


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