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Beginner 10K - WK9

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I ran my first 7miler yesterday and it went pretty well. Below is my run report that I posted in the RMAD's thread yesterday.<br><br>
My run started a little after 5 this morning. I walked out of my garage with my bottled water, cell phone, iPod, and stop watch. It was very quiet and it was a clear starry morning. Yesterday, someone reminded me to layer and I was very glad I remembered to do that. I got my stuff placed in various pockets and began walking to the start while donning my gloves. When I reached the starting point, I started the stopwatch and began slowly. Since 7 miles was a new distance for me, I didn't want to go too fast in the beginning (not that I run fast anyway - you KWIM). The first 3 miles were surprisingly easy. So I pushed a little on the uphills and tried to move a little faster on the downhills. On the flats, I tried to stretch out my legs a bit (kinda hard when you're short :rolleyes<img alt="smile.gif" src=""> or pick up the pace a bit. On my turnaround into Mile 4, I noticed the sky changing colors. It was beautiful. Just above the houses, you could see the horizon turning a beautiful pink/orangy color followed by lavendar and merging into the indigo morning sky with stars still dotting the canvas. It was gorgeous. Miles 4 and 5 weren't as easy, but they weren't as difficult either. I just tried to maintain a constant pace. Mile 6 I could feel myself slowing down. I took a few swigs of water and kept moving. Mile 7 I had alternating thoughts of 'it's almost over' and 'I ran 7miles'. I finished in 2:08:43. DH couldn't believe I did it. This is my peak week, but since I have several weeks btwn the end of this week and the 10K, I'll probably do the last three weeks again so I get to run the 7 again! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src=""><br>
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Way to go on the 7 miles Chosha!! I'm trying my first 6 mile run tomorrow afternoon (half day at work gives me some free time, I just hope the weather warms up...). Pushing a new distance is continually exciting.<br><br>
Glad to hear you're feeling better GB, I've still got a lingering cough and a sore throat that won't go away.<br><br>
Great job on the hills Birdie! I'm the same way when it comes to mapping my routes out, if it is a 3 mile run I want it to be exactly 3 miles, my routes often have funny little side excursions as a result.
Way to go on the PR! I went to a trail today for 4 miles and found it totally covered in packed slush and ice, made running a little difficult and a little slow, but the waterfalls were running like I had never seen before, I always find myself wanting a camera while on my runs, but I know once I start running I never want to stop for anything until I reach my goal.
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