I decided to attempt my 10 miles at the local community center where 12 laps around the indoor track = 1 mile. I knew better than to run somewhere unfamiliar or somewhere that if something happened I would be far from help. I stopped when I pulled up just to take this picture for you guys!
|Our community center is on the left and our library (where I go for book club) is on the right|
Honestly I felt really good and ran a majority of the 10 miles. I did take breaks to walk 1-2 laps when I started to feel like my legs were getting tight. I would walk, stretch, and then run again. Somewhere around lap 75/120 I started feeling like I felt better running than walking and I could really tell I was finding my stride and setting a pace I was comfortable at. I don't run with music but they had music playing in the gym which was fine. I found myself barely paying attention to it because in order to not lose count of what lap I was on I was constantly repeating the number for the lap I had just completed in my head. I think this kept me really focused on holding my head up, keeping my shoulders back, watching my stride, and breathing normally.
Miles 1-3: Average of 11:44 per mile (pretty pleased with that since I walked 1/2 of the first mile warming up)
Mile 4: 11:28
Mile 5: 12:04
Mile 6: 11:43
Mile 7: 12:34
Mile 8: 12:57
Miles 9 & 10: Average of 12:13
|I wanted to make it in under 2 hours so bad but I was :25 short|
|Not nearly as red in the face as I thought I might be and it was pretty chilly in the gym so I didn't get as sweaty either|
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