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?