Sunday, January 4, 2009

Goodbye Weekend ... Hello Double Digits!

Well, I did manage to steal away for an hour Friday afternoon. Roadkill and unleashed dogs aside, it was extremely nice to enjoy a quiet 4-mile run in the warm sunshine. But that wasn't even close to my run Saturday morning.

Drum roll please ...

I made it 10 miles! Whoooo, hellllooo double digits!! It's about time, right? And it was glorious ... sore and slow, but glorious. The first six miles felt good, seven and eight I walked / ran, and ended up semi-briskly walking the last two. At 2 hours and 23ish minutes, I was the last one in, but my Coach was super excited for me.

I think the key for me this time was regular refueling. And perhaps the Powerbar I had for breakfast helped too. I just didn't let my feet stop, didn't let my legs give up. Though they wanted to around mile eight. My right knee kept popping, and I kept hitting my ankles with my shoes.

But I made it. And lived to tell about it. And now there's no turning back. :-)

10 comments:

D10 said...

Great job. The 10 mile runs are only going to get easier.

D.J. said...

TNT is a great organization! Glad to hear from a fellow TEAM member. Just curious...does the donation button help? If so, I'm stealing your idea and adding one myself! Good luck with your training.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Way to go Katie! It does get a little easier not that you're putting in the longer runs.

Racn4acure said...

Way to go, Katie! Hitting those double digits is great. Keep moving. Art

BeachRunner said...

Fantastic!

Marlene said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Way to get it done!

Katie Udell said...

Hi Katie! (Nice name, by the way!) I came across your blog via a fellow TNT member here in Wisconsin! Good luck on the training - being part of a team makes such a huge difference, at least for me! Congrats on the 10-mile mark! And good luck on your fundraising!

Elsbeth said...

Nice! Pretty soon you will be saying "I only ran 10 miles today".

Way to go!

Eric said...

what do you re-fuel on?

Katie said...

Well, so far just the plain ol' water, Powerade and Powerbar. Though I tried a Gel the other day (the chewables) and they were actually pretty good but made my stomach ache. Any suggestions / tips on better ways to refuel?

Blog Widget by LinkWithin