10 miles down, only 3 more

Monday, April 26, 2010
Leading up to the 1/2 marathon, my friend Maureen and I decided it would be a great idea to test ourselves at the Hermes 10 miler this past Saturday.

I didn't feel prepared for this. I was more than a little nervous. I have been lackadaisically following Hal Higdon's 1/2 marathon training schedule and only running between 4 to 6 miles at any given time. Prior to this race, I've never exceeded running more than 62 minutes.

Do you see why I was a bit nervous? I was adding on four miles!

Between all the people, the sprinkling of rain and my music to get me through, I completed the entire 10 miles (without stopping) in 1 hour and 43 minutes.

what kept me going


I was very proud both of us because neither of us call ourselves runners. Just a few girls trying to get in shape and lose weight in the process.

We are almost to the 1/2 marathon with only three weeks left until the big day on May 16. I'm going to try and run 11 miles this weekend and then 10 then lighten up the week of the race.

Who else ran the 10 miler? How did you end up doing?

12 comments:

Always a Bridesmaid said...

V. impressed with your skillz!

mcm.hannah said...

5k is the most I can do. Good for you!

Melissa said...

Congrats on finishing the race! I ran it too, and though it wasn't a perfect day for running, I'm so glad the weather held out. I'll bet a rainy cold 10 miles would have been miserable.
What sort of training are you doing for the half marathon? good luck!

allijag said...

Congrats! That is awesome! And your time totally kicks butt! I'm running the full (yeah - dumbass decision) so I'll keep my eyes out for you on race day!

The Modern Gal said...

Way to go! You'll be fine for the half. Adrenaline will help you go the last three miles.

Katelin said...

nicely done, that is awesome!

Marie said...

Ok this may not mean much, but the fact that you completed 4 or 6 miles is AMAZING. What's even more awesome is that you did 10! I can do, um, maybe half a mile.

You're going to kick tuckus come May 16!

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

I did not run 10 miles. But I walked a lot. When you're in really awesome shape though, you can carry me around on your back. Promise to give you a respectful boob squeeze to say thanks.

steph anne said...

That's awesome - keep it up!! I hope to be able to do that some day.

Bite Buff said...

Wow, congrats! That's really great.

Fizzgig said...

ummmm yea. 10 miles. i feel accomplished if i push it and do 5 in an hour.

you should be proud, thats a great accomplishment!

Lil' Woman said...

I'm sooo impressed with all you blog runners....just reading the running posts assures me I would keel over and die if I tried.