3.1 and a long 8

15 Mar

I don’t remember much of the 3.1, because it’s been a few days, but the 8 is still fresh.

The first half mile as good, which surprised me, because usually I am struggling until I get warm. The next 2 miles where not fun. First I started with shin splint pain in my right leg. Well…that’s something new.

That started to go away after mile one, but in the mean time I developed side stiches.  At mile 1.5 I was having a not so nice conversation with the powers that be, but something told me to just shut up and suck up.

After all, I am able to go out there and run. I should be able to handle some discomfort. That’s nothing compared to what some people have to go through. So I grit my teeth and continued, and eventually the run did become more fun.

I loved mile 3 to 4 and 5 to 6. They are both downhill, and I feel very strong during those miles.

I ran a negative split. I am not sure by how much, but I am pretty sure by a minute at least. That’s always good.

Overall it was a slow run, but I am sure that next week I’ll be faster and stronger. 🙂

I want to take the time and thank everyone for their donations. Some of the notes I have gotten with the donations have touched mine and Roger’s heart. Thank you sooo much!

1 Comment

Posted by on March 15, 2009 in Blogroll, Running


One response to “3.1 and a long 8

  1. kspin

    March 18, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Runs like this feel so tough, but are also so rewarding when you are done! And I’m sure you looked like a pretty duck as you did it too! 😉

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