Saturday, August 6, 2011

30 miles.

It's been a long time coming but I finally hit 30 miles for a week. 30.8 to be exact.

Today's 10-miler got me past 30 miles and I have to admit I'm a little psyched about it. First, it was a really good run. Second, I've felt like it has taken me for ever to get my mileage up. Now, here I am.

And, about that run . . .

I met up with three friends and a friend-of-a-friend this morning at 7. Tami had an 11-mile route mapped out for us, but Janis and I were planning to run different distances (she was planning on 9, I was planning on 10) so we said we'd stick together for the first 4.5 miles and then Janis and I would turn around and head back.

The run started out on a fairly steep uphill and then settled into a nice rhythm of rolling hills. I ended up running mostly with Janis for the whole run, which was great because we got to chat and catch up. Our first few miles were slow and then we sped it up at the end. I dropped Janis off at our meeting spot after 9 miles and continued on for a mile to get my full 10. I was determined to try to bang out the mile at what I hope will be my half-marathon pace and I did: I ran the last mile of my 10-miler in 7:53 (2 seconds faster than my goal h.m. pace).

Good company, good run!

Tomorrow, it's resting time. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone!

~ Felice

6 comments:

Lora said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations on meeting that goal! That's a pretty stellar pace you've got there, too!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Nice fast finish to your 10 miler! Hard to do in the summertime!

trailrunningchick said...

I love hitting big milestones, it's such a great motivater. Great to do it in good company too.

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

that is sooo awesome! my fastest mile of my 18 mile long run yesterday was the my last one and i never felt better. it is so wonderful to be able to do that! it is an art to master, i think, and will make us stronger runners for sure. congrats on the 30+ miles this week. that is awesome too!!!

Casey said...

way to go!! i don't think i have hit 30 in a long time!

Suzy said...

Amazing, on all fronts. I have no idea what my weekly mileage is...I just keep track monthly. 30 sounds like a lot to me.

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