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Friday, April 10, 2009

6.6km - it is a good Friday!

Hm, maybe that title is uncouth considering my religion (Catholic), but it is true none-the-less. Yes, I just managed to put 6.6km on my treadmill in under 50 mins. I'm very, very, very proud. I was yawning my head in two while hanging with the kid in the last half hour before he went to bed and I honestly thought I'd have to give up the goose on resort to walking on the treadmill tonight, but it was not the case at all. Instead of setting time, I set a goal of 4.0 miles (the unit my machine uses (the other 0.1 mile was a cool down)) and then did 10s and 1s. Have I mentioned before how much I LOVE this strategy? I really need to get a few things for outdoor running, but the most important is something that allows me to see how long I've run so that I can start with 10s and 1s to get used to it.

I tracked how long it took me to get to 5km (3.1 miles) due to my New Years resolution and I got there in about 36:30. My goal is a 30 min 5km so I have quite a way to go, but this particular time involved a 4 minute warm up. I'd like to see how I do without a warm up and I guess I should try that next time (knowing that 3-4 mins is a good enough warm up for me).

My friend from baseball never called for a run, but she mentioned that she runs the 5km in about 34 mins, so I'd like to run with her to see what kind of pace she's running at. Along with her husband, she signed up for the same 5km race that I did in May, so we are planning to at least start together. Her husband used to run track in high school (less than 10 years ago) and is a soccer player, so he's a much better runner than the two of us, but starting together will be a lot more fun then doing it all alone.

Now I just have to KEEP GOING!

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