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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Now it's getting easier....

Just did my first ever 11-miler yesterday and it felt much better than my 10 miler that I did last Monday. The weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cold and there was a slight breeze along the trail that I normally do my long runs on.
Only thing I wish for when I run 12 miles and when I attempt my first half, which is btw, only TWO weeks away, is for a much better pace. I just can't seem to get faster, the longer mileage I run at one time. I came in today at a 10:34 pace. I was hoping for more like a 9:40 or 9:50ish pace for the half, but I'm not sure if that is going to happen for my very first. I might have to work up to a quicker pace for the next race that I train for.


  1. Great to hear that you felt good!

    I'm also training for my first half-marathon and I'm right around the same pace that you are! I keep thinking that with all this running I should be able to go faster...maybe next time.

  2. you are doing awesome.

    so happy the run went great! :)

  3. Your journey is sounding eerily similar to mine :) ...I hope my own 11 miles tomorrow goes better than last week's 10! I'm pretty sure my pace will be in the 11's for my first half...I'd be happy in the 10's.
    You're doing great!!

  4. You'll be faster in the race. That race day adreneline is great!

  5. Glad you felt better running this time! Everybody has days when they're kind of dragging, but most of the time the next run is better! Good luck at your half!

  6. I'll be rooting for you. This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll be back to see how you do with the 12 miler. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary