Saturday, March 6, 2010

LUV the weekends!

Today was our 7 mile day. By "our" I mean my daughter and sister-in-law who are doing the 1/2 marathon with me. We met up at 7:30am and headed to the trail. I knew as soon as they got together, I would be eating their dust!!

They were very good at setting the pace and keeping me moving!! We started off walking the first mile and stayed together. We then jogged mile 2. Of course, the girls were faster than I was...but I wasn't too far behind them. They were kind enough to walk back to meet me after their run... and we walked mile 3 together. We then jogged mile 4 with a repeat performance of me eating dust! They once again came back and met me. We walked mile 5 and jogged mile 6, you guessed it- more dust... and I did have to walk some of this mile but jogged most of it. Once we started the last mile, my daughter wanted to jog...ugh...more... so off they went I jogged some of that mile too!

I easily jogged over 3 miles! I burned over 1200 calories (I love wearing a heart rate monitor!) I then successfully went out and had a huge breakfast. YUMMM.... I also arrived home and took a nap! I was pooped!!

Our time wasn't stellar - but for completing 7 miles we were right around 2 hours (including time to stretch and drink water - so probably about 110 minutes), making me realize that if we can easily do our 13.1 in under 4 hours...but I still want it to be around 3.5 hours or less!!! Next weekend we do 8 miles. It will be just Amanda and I, so it will be interesting to see how fast we go!

What I learned today: When jogging, my heart rate was awesome! On my third mile, I didn't walk because I was out of breath (my HR was only at 157), I walked because my thighs were tired. WOW - that is a HUGE difference. That means my heart and breathing are finally getting controlled, and now I can focus on toning the body! Huge accomplishment!!

Hoping to get a nice bike ride in!

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