Sunday, October 12, 2008

4 Miles!

As I said, my next race is the Fall Classic Run at the YMCA. I found out at work that it's a 5k or a 10k, so I decided to shoot for the 10k, and if I feel like I can only do a 5k that morning, that's what I'll do. So yesterday I decided to run 4 miles, giving me 4 weeks to pick up 2 more miles. I was a little worried about finishing 4 miles, but I ended up finishing it just fine, and pushing myself for speed the whole time! I ran it in 42:10! I am so happy with my time, however conditions were perfect, it was 60 degrees and breezy, overcast, and I stole my husbands iPod, which definitely helps me run better and faster.
It just confirmed in my mind that I'm going to have to figure out a way to buy a new iPod (mine died a few weeks ago...sad) if I want to be able to run 2 10k's in November...
So next weekend I'm going to shoot for 4.5 miles on Saturday...but I don't think it will be a problem!


  1. Wow! That's awesome!!! I admit that I totally stopped the C25K program about half-way through. It was like I missed a day, then missed two, and the next thing I know I haven't ran in a month. I need to get back on the wagon.

  2. horray!! i'm so amazed by you runners!
    i tried my legs at walk/running my personal 5k around the neighborhood last week. i walked more than i ran, but i did it in 39 min. i guess it's a start, lol!

  3. That's great! I find that an iPod really helps keep me moving.

    Melissa~ I, too, started and then stopped the C25k program about half way through. I just started my own version of it. I felt like the C25K was a little too fast paced for me. I just run/walk random intervals, but try to increase the amount I run every week.